airBaltic: "Airbus A220-300’s have completed more than 23 708 flights and flown over 62 041 block hours"
airBaltic Receives its 15th Airbus A220-300
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March 28, 2019 - by airBaltic
Riga. Latvian airline airBaltic on March 28, 2019 in Riga welcomed its 15th Airbus A220-300 jet of 2019, registered as YL-AAO. This was the first Airbus A220-300received this year and seven more new aircraft will join the airline's fleet by the end of the year.
Thus far, airBaltic has carried over 2 350 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft with every second airBalticpassenger flying on the aircraft. Airbus A220-300's have completed more than 23 708 flights and flown over 62 041 block hours.
Since the launch operations on December 14, 2016, airBaltic Airbus A220-300's have been in more than 35 countries and landed in over 70 airports. Most often airBaltic flies its Airbus A220-300's to Moscow, Amsterdam, Paris, London and Barcelona.
The Airbus A220-300 has performed beyond the company's expectations, delivering better overall performance, fuel efficiency and convenience for both passengers and staff. This aircraft offers an excellent flying experience with such benefits for passengers as wider seats, larger windows, more hand luggage space in the cabin, improved lavatories and much more. The new aircraft is also considerably quieter – with a four times smaller noise footprint. Moreover, at the moment it is the greenest commercial aircraft in the world, as it is the first aircraft to have a transparent declaration of the life-cycle environmental impact, helping to reduce CO2 and NOX emissions by 20% and 50% respectively.
As informed previously, airBaltic will end its Boeing 737 fleet operations in autumn 2019, one year ahead of the original plan. The airline aims to minimize complexity and benefit from the additional efficiency of the Airbus A220-300 aircraft which will be the only jet type operated by airBaltic.
airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. In summer 2019, airBaltic will introduce launch new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as Kos and Menorca.
airBaltic in brief:
airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is the most punctual airline in Europe connecting the Baltic region with over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 80.05% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airBaltic fleet consists of 35 aircraft – 15 Airbus A220-300s, 8 Boeing 737s and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen aircraft. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence and innovative services. In 2017, the airline received the CAPA Regional Airline of the Year award, while in 2018 airBaltic received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. airBalticachieved the best on-time performance globally in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.