The Latvian airline airBaltic from July 16 to July 17, 2018, participates in the 2018 Farnborough Airshow that is the second largest aerospace event in the world. During the Farnborough Airshow airBaltic together with the aircraft manufacturer Airbus presents the most advanced commercial jet aircraft Airbus A220-300.
Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “With our firm order of 50 Airbus A220-300 and the additional 30 options, we are in a strong position to take advantage of the unmatched economics of this new aircraft. We at airBaltic are very proud to show our aircraft at this year’s Farnborough Airshow.”
On May 28, 2018, airBaltic announced a firm purchase agreement for the sale and purchase of 30 Airbus A220-300 (CS300) aircraft with options for an additional 30 aircraft of the same type. The order complements the existing order of 20 A200-300 aircraft and forms the backbone of the new airBaltic’s business plan Destination 2025 that builds on the successful progress of the current airline’s business plan Horizon 2021, which has laid the groundwork for future expansion.
Thus far, airBaltic has carried over 1 300 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft with every fourth airBaltic passenger flying on the aircraft. A220-300s have completed more than 13 000 flights and flown over 35 000 block hours.
The Airbus A220-300 aircraft offers excellent flying experience with such benefits for passengers as wider seats, larger windows, more hand luggage space in the cabin, improved lavatories and more. New aircraft is also much quieter – with 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.
The Farnborough Airshow takes place every two years and this year marks its centenary. The Farnborough Airshow is an important event that brings together aviation industry professionals, media representatives and enthusiasts from all over the world to meet and see novelties.
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. For summer 2018, airBaltic has introduced eight new destinations from Riga to Malaga, Lisbon, Split, Bordeaux, Gdansk, Almaty as well as Sochi and Kaliningrad. In addition, airBaltic launched a new direct route connecting Tallinn and London.