Posted on: 15 October 2018 by Mark Howells
AirBaltic is on course to have 14 Airbus A220-300 aircraft in action by the end of the year, after receiving its thirteenth over the weekend.
The Latvian carrier welcomed the second to last A220-300, registered as YL-CSL, on Saturday. The airline has so far carried over 1.7 million passengers on the single-aisle jets, which have completed more than 16,210 flights and flown over 43,606 block hours.
The airline launched operations with the former Bombardier CS300 in December 2016 and this summer launched an improved cabin with upgraded seats on its latest three aircraft. All its A220-300s will eventually get the improved cabin, it says.
Still 80%-owned by the Latvian government, airBaltic in May this year placed a firm order for another 30 A220-300s, in addition to its original order in 2012 for 20. It also has options for another 30.