airBaltic to upgrade Vilnius operations with Airbus A220-300
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August 7, 2019 by airBaltic
Vilnius. airBaltic announces that as of winter season of 2019 it will station one of its Airbus A220-300 aircraft in Vilnius, in order to serve the growing number of Lithuanian passengers.
Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: "As a growing number of Lithuanian passengers choose to use our direct services from Vilnius, we are now upgrading them to more comfortable state-of-the-art aircraft. Airbus A220-300 offers a higher level of comfort and is considerably quieter, and we continue to receive very positive feedback about the aircraft from our passengers. Now it will be available also on flights from Vilnius."
During the first six months of 2019 airBaltic has transported over 240 000 passengers to and from Lithuania. The airline has carried 20% more passengers in Lithuania to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East than during the same period last year. From Vilnius, airBalticoffers direct flights to Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Paris and Tallinn as well as convenient connections via Riga.
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.
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 season 2019, airBaltic has launched new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as to 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 39 aircraft – 19 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. airBaltic achieved the best on-time performance globally in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
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