Latvian airline airBaltic yesterday (28 March) in Riga welcomed its 15th Airbus A220-300 aircraft of 2019 its first this year and it will receive seven more into its fleet by the end of the year.
Thus far, the airline has carried over 2,350,000 passengers on the aircraft with every second airBaltic passenger flying on the aircraft. Airbus A220-300’s have completed more than 23,708 flights and flown over 62,041 block hours.
Since the launch operations on December 14, 2016, airBaltic Airbus A220-300’s have been in more than 35 countries and landed in over 70 airports. Most often airBaltic flies its Airbus A220-300’s to Moscow, Amsterdam, Paris, London and Barcelona.
The Airbus A220-300 the airline said has performed beyond the company’s expectations, delivering better overall performance, fuel efficiency and convenience for both passengers and staff.
airBaltic will end its Boeing 737 fleet operations in autumn 2019, one year ahead of the original plan. The airline aims to minimise complexity and benefit from the additional efficiency of the Airbus A220-300 aircraft which will be the only jet type operated by airBaltic.
In summer 2019, airBaltic will introduce launch new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as Kos and Menorca.