On March 10, the Baltic States carrier, airBaltic, unveiled a special livery on its 40th Airbus A220-300, carrying the Latvian flag.
This article will look at the details of airBaltic’s 40th A220 special and what this major milestone for the Baltic carrier means.
airBaltic’s 40th A220…
airBaltic will soon be taking delivery of their 40th Airbus A220-300 aircraft, which will be registered as YL-ABN. The aircraft is currently being finalized at the factory in Montreal Mirabel in Canada.
Their 40th A220 aircraft will be delivered sporting a special livery showcasing the Latvian flag.
Interestingly this is airBaltic’s second Airbus A220-300 to wear the Latvian flag, joining YL-CSL which wears the same paint scheme, however, that aircraft was done to celebrate Latvia’s 100th Anniversary.
When YL-ABN is delivered to the carrier, this will be their 5th special, alongside the following –
- YL-CSJ – Carrying an Estonian Flag special livery.
- YL-CSK – Carrying a Lithuanian Flag special livery.
- YL-CSL – Carrying a Latvian Flag special livery.
- YL-AAU – Carrying a 100th Airbus A220 sticker.
On Twitter, airBaltic commented, “We’re happy to reveal a long-awaited milestone – our 40th Airbus aircraft will carry the Latvian flag colors!”
“We’re proud that A220-300 carries Latvia’s name in the world and we’re looking forward to strengthening the bond with our valued partners between Latvia and Canada in the future!”
Following the delivery of their 40th Airbus A220-300, the carrier will still have a further five of the type left to be delivered, for a total of 45 Airbus A220-300s in their fleet.
However, it is likely that the carrier will be wanting to order more given their current expected growth rate, being one of the largest operators of the type.