airBaltic Receives 47th A220

An airBaltic Airbus A220 on the taxiway.
Photo Credit: airBaltic
Jamie Clarke 2 Min Read
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Last week, Latvian carrier airBaltic received its 47th Airbus A220-300, the first for the carrier in 2024.

This article will cover the details surrounding airBaltic’s latest fleet addition and what this means for the growing Latvian operator.

airBaltic’s 47th Airbus A220

An airBaltic Airbus climbs into a blue sky.
Photo Credit: airBaltic

Registered as YL-ABU, airBaltic has added its 47th Airbus A220-300 to its steadily growing fleet and its first new aircraft during 2024.

This particular aircraft is part of the original 50 aircraft order that the carrier placed. However, airBaltic back in November 2023, placed an order for an additional 30 of the type with 20 options, for an eventual total of 100 Airbus A220-300s which the carrier is eyeing by 2030 as part of its growth plans.

Since the carrier had introduced the Airbus A220-300 into its fleet back in late-2016, they have carried more than 14.4 million passengers, over 160,000 flights and 352,000 block hours. This is across over 80 destinations throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Data Credit: RadarBox

According to data from RadarBox, YL-ABU left Montreal Mirabel (YMX) on February 13, 2024 at 08:11 a.m. local as flight BT9801 and arrived into Riga (RIX) at 23:09 p.m. local the same day after a near eight hour flight, cruising at an altitude of 41,000 feet.

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