Riga - On September 22, the Latvian airline operator took delivery of its 12th A220-300 registered as YL-CSN.

airBaltic, the largest operator of the type after German flag carrier Lufthansa, has so far carried over 1,600,000 passengers on its Airbus A220-300s (formerly Bombardier CS300) with more than 15,000 flight hours since December 14, 2016.

Airbus A220-300 offers passengers wider seats with more legroom, larger windows, larger lavatories, more cabin luggage space and much more. The aircraft also leaves four times less noise footprint compared to its competitors. It is the first aircraft launched with an official commitment to reduce CO2 and NOX emissions by 20% and 50% respectively.

In addition to the innovations coming with the Airbus' A220 family aircraft, airBaltic has also launched an upgraded cabin with new spacious seats on its last three Airbus A220-300. Customers now benefit from such further enhancements as more legroom, extra pockets behind the seats, as well as coat-hangers next to the seats. All airBaltic Airbus A220-300 cabins will get the same upgrade over time.

airBatlic flies to more than 70 destinations in 35 countries. The Latvian carrier expects two more A220-300 by the end of this year.