On May 2, 2021 Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed its 26th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAZ, in Riga. This is the first out of seven planned Airbus A220-300 aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2021.
This aircraft is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options for the same aircraft type.
Martin Gauss, chief executive officer of airBaltic: “This year airBaltic offers 96 routes from the Baltics thus strengthening our positions as the leading airline in the region.
“We see that with the increasing vaccination levels in the Europe the demand for leisure travel is recovering.
“Thus, to support our future return to profit and growth, by the end of 2021 we are planning to have 32 Airbus A220-300 aircraft on our fleet.”
Since May 2020, airBaltic operates all of its flights with a single aircraft type – Airbus A220-300, thus minimizing the complexity and benefiting from the additional efficiency provided by the aircraft.