Riga -The Latvian airline operator airBaltic received its eleventh Airbus A220-300 jet (formerly Bombardier CS300) registered YL-CSK.

On board of this new 145-seat aircraft, passengers now benefit from additional upgrades such as more legroom, new pockets behind the magazine holders, and hangers next to the seats for the jackets.

By the end of 2018, airBaltic expects to receive three more A220-300. To date, the Riga-based low-cost carrier has transported more than 1,450,000 passengers with the Airbus A220-300s. Its A220-300 fleet has accumulated 37,800 flight hours in more than 14,000 flights.

Since the launch of operations on December 14, 2016, airBaltic's Airbus A220-300s have been deployed to 35 countries and landed at nearly 70 airports on medium-haul routes such as Moscow, Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Barcelona.

On May 28 this year, the company announced a new firm order agreement for 30 A220-300 with 30 options. This agreement complements the existing order for 20 aircraft, making airBaltic the largest European customer of the type and the second largest customer in the world behind Delta Air Lines (75 copies expected).

airBaltic serves more than 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius to Europe and the Middle East. In the first seven months of 2018, it carried 2,329,485 passengers, 19% more than the same period of last year.