airBaltic Receives its 33rd Airbus A220-300

posted on 24th February 2022 by Eddie Saunders
airBaltic Receives its 33rd Airbus A220-300

Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed its 33rd Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABG, in Riga.

This is the first of eight planned Airbus A220-300 aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2022.

This aircraft is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered.

In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options and purchase rights for the same aircraft type.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “This is the first airBaltic Airbus A220-300 aircraft which is certified to operate up to 148 seats.

“Until now we could use 145 seats on the aircraft, however, going forward also existing fleet will gradually be recertified for this additional capacity, which will further drive efficiency of our operations.”

Since May 2020, airBaltic operates all its flights with a single aircraft type – Airbus A220-300, thus minimizing the complexity and benefiting from the additional efficiency provided by the aircraft.