airBaltic Cements Its Position as the Largest Airbus A220 Operator in the World

by Anthony Losanno
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airBaltic was the launch airline for the Airbus A220-300 in 2016. It currently operates 44 of the aircraft and it has just ordered enough additional jets to operate a fleet of 100 by 2030. The Latvian-carrier is currently the largest operator of the Airbus A220 in the world and it locks in that position with its latest order.

The airline has been flying a fleet that is exclusively made up of Airbus A220-300 aircraft since 2020. It just placed an order for up to 50 more (30 firm orders plus 20 options). The Airbus A220-300 offers great fuel economy, passenger comfort (seats are in a 2-3 configuration), and impressive range of up to 3,450 nautical miles. airBaltic operates the aircraft with 140 Economy Class and five Business Class seats.

airBaltic A220

airBaltic CEO, Martin Gauss, commented on the impressive aircraft order:

This day marks a significant milestone in the history of airBaltic – our plans for the first time ever to operate a fleet of 100 aircraft by 2030. For almost seven years already, the Airbus A220-300 has been the backbone of our operations and has played an integral role in the international success story of airBaltic. Being the global launch customer of the Airbus A220-300, we continue to be a proud ambassador of it. We are grateful to our partners at Airbus for the incredible support, trust, and collaboration over these years.”

Anthony’s Take: We flew airBaltic from Riga International Airport (RIX) to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) a few years ago. We had the entire Business Class cabin to ourselves and found the service friendly and efficient. I like the Airbus A220 and have been on several flights this year on it (when flying Delta Air Lines).

(Image Credits: airBaltic.)

(H/T: One Mile at a Time.)

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