On Saturday, April 27, the national airline airBaltic in Riga welcomed the seventeenth Airbus A220-300 aircraft, the portal Skaties.lv informed by company representative Alise Briede.
The aircraft registration number is YL-AAQ. This year's third Airbus A220-300 aircraft, and by the end of the year, five new aircraft will join the airline fleet.
So far, airBaltic has carried more than 2.35 million passengers on Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Currently, every second airBaltic passenger flies with Airbus A220-300. In total, airBaltic operated more than 23,700 flights with Airbus A220-300 and flown over 62,000 hours.
Since launching on December 14, 2016, airBaltic has flown to over 35 countries on Airbus A220-300 aircraft and landed at more than 70 airports.
Previously it has been reported that airBaltic will stop using its Boeing 737 aircraft in its fleet this autumn. The airline aims to simplify the fleet and use the additional efficiency of the Airbus A220-300 aircraft, which will be the only jet aircraft in the airBaltic fleet at the end of the year.
AirBaltic carried 4.1 million passengers last year, up 17% on the previous year. In 2018, airBaltic operated 56,261 flights, which is 12% more than in 2017, but the number of seats in aircraft last year was 75%.
AirBaltic provides flights to more than 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. The Latvian state owns 80.05% of airBaltic shares, while Aircraft Leasing 1, owned by financial investor, Danish entrepreneur Lars Tussen, holds almost 20% of the shares.