airBaltic continues expanding its fleet

On Monday, November 13, Latvian airline airBaltic and aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced a contract to purchase 30 Airbus A220-300 aircraft with the right to purchase 20 more aircraft of this type, the airline said in a statement November 13.

With this order airBaltic plans to increase its A220-300 fleet to 100, the airline said.

airBaltic said it will become the largest A220 customer in Europe with this order while maintaining position as the largest A220-300 carrier in the world.

The monetary amount is not named.

Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic, emphasized that this plan “envisages expanding the fleet to up to 100 planes for the first time in the company's existence.”

airBaltic became the first airline in the world to start flights on the A220-300 at the end of 2016 and has been operating all flights on this type of aircraft only since May 2020. At that time, the airline had ordered 50 Airbus A220-300 aircraft with the possibility to purchase 30 more aircraft of this type.

So far, airBaltic has operated about 150,000 flights on A220-300 planes and has flown more than 328,000 hours, the airline reported.

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