airBaltic receives its 17th A220-300 of 2019

posted on 29th April 2019 by Justin Burns

Latvian airline airBaltic received on 27 April its 17th Airbus A220-300 of 2019 – registered as YL-AAQ.

This was the third Airbus A220-300 received this year and five more new aircraft will join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.

Thus far, airBaltic has carried over 2.3 million passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft with every second airBaltic passenger flying on the aircraft.

Since the launch operations on 14 December 2016, airBaltic Airbus A220-300’s have been in more than 35 countries and landed in over 70 airports. Due to arrival of new Airbus A200-300 aircraft, a growing number of destinations are served by it. The latest destination where it flies it to is Prague.

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.

The airline serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. In summer 2019, airBaltic will introduce launch new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as Kos and Menorca.