Baltic carrier airBaltic has repainted an Airbus A220-300 aircraft in the colours of the Estonian flag and the name of its capital Tallinn to mark ever-growing demand from the base.
The work on the aircraft, registered as YL-CSJ, was carried out at Magnetic MRO facilities at Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport.
airBaltic chief executive officer, Martin Gauss said: “We see a very strong demand from the Estonian market and the number of passengers who travel with us continue to grow each month. airBaltic team is honoured to present a special gift to its Estonian passengers.”
During the first five months of 2019 airBaltic flew over 210,000 passengers to and from Estonia. The airline has carried 31 per cent more passengers in Estonia to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East than during the same period last year.
Following growing local demand, airBaltic has been increasing its presence in Estonia, by adding more direct destinations from Tallinn Airport. By launching three new direct routes this year, airBaltic now offers 12 direct services from Tallinn.
As of June, airBaltic is basing two of its Airbus A220-300 in Tallinn. Talinn and Riga are the airline’s two bases in the Baltics.