airBaltic marks Latvian centenary with a special livery

posted on 12th November 2018 by Justin Burns
airBaltic marks Latvian centenary with a special livery

Latvian airline airBaltic launched a special red and white livery for its Airbus A220-300 aircraft registered as YL-CSL on Friday (9 November) at Riga International Airport to mark Latvia on its centenary.

A special event was held attended by the President of the Republic of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis to show off the livery which carries the flag of Latvia and the name of its capital – Riga.

airBaltic chief executive officer, Martin Gauss said: “We at airBaltic perceive ourselves as ambassadors of Latvia, and we use every opportunity to spread the word about Latvia as a beautiful, sccessful and flourishing country.”

To create the artwork 15 professional painters worked 1,000 hours. In total 250 litres of ground tint, paint and lacquer were used to cover the aircraft.

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. For summer 2019, it has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen. In addition, next summer airBaltic will launch new flights from Riga to Stuttgart and Lviv.