Latvian airline airBaltic has welcomed its 22nd Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAV in Riga. The 22nd Airbus A220-300 completes the planned new aircraft deliveries for the airline in 2019 and it is the second delivery of the additional order that was signed on 28 May 2018 for purchase of 30 Airbus A220-300 aircraft with options for an additional 30 aircraft of the same type.
By the end of 2020, the carrier plans to have a total of 26 Airbus A220-300 jets in its fleet. So far, it has carried over 4,500,000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft with every second airBaltic passenger flying on the aircraft. Airbus A220-300s have completed more than 44,000 flights and flown over 110,000 block hours.
The new aircraft is also considerably quieter – with a four times smaller noise footprint. The airline aims to minimise complexity and benefit from the additional efficiency of this new aircraft which will be the only jet type operated by airBaltic by the end of 2022.