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It is one of 50 Airbus A220-300 aircraft ordered by airBaltic. In addition, the company retains the option to purchase another 30 aircraft of this type. The airline plans to have 25 aircraft of this type in its fleet by the end of 2020.
As of May 2020, airBaltic operates all flights exclusively with Airbus A220-300 aircraft. This decision simplifies fleet maintenance as well as provides additional benefits from aircraft efficiency. The performance of these aircraft has exceeded the airline’s expectations, being able to demonstrate better overall performance, fuel economy and comfort for both passengers and staff. The new aircraft provides excellent flight with advantages for passengers such as wider seats, larger windows, more space for hand luggage, improved facilities and other improvements, the company’s representatives note.
“In addition, it is currently the most environmentally friendly commercial aircraft in the world, as the Airbus A220-300 is the first aircraft to have a fully transparent life cycle environmental statement, helping to reduce CO2 and NOX emissions by 20% and 50% respectively.
Air Baltic Corporation is a joint stock company founded in 1995. The main shareholder is the State of Latvia with 96.14% of shares, but Lars Tūsen with his wholly owned SIA “Aircraft Leasing 1” owns 3.86%.
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