airBaltic takes delivery of 46th Airbus A220-300

An airBaltic Airbus A220 parked on the tarmac.
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As of December 21, 2023, the Latvian national airline airBaltic has officially added its 46th Airbus A220-300 jet, bearing the registration YL-ABT, to its impressive fleet in Riga.

This becomes the seventh delivery of the Airbus A220-300 for airBaltic in 2023.

Growth Trajectory: 50 A220-300s

With a clear vision for the future, airBaltic has placed a firm order for a total of 50 Airbus A220-300 aircraft.

Additionally, the airline has solidified its expansion plans by entering into a purchase agreement for an extra 30 Airbus A220-300s, with the option to acquire 20 more of the same type in the future.

Milestones Achieved: A220-300’s Impact on Air Travel

airBaltic’s modern Airbus A220-300s have really been ambassadors of innovation, having now ferried over 13,441,000 passengers.

These remarkable planes have logged over 150,000 flights, accumulating an impressive 328,000 block hours.

Such milestones echo the reliability and efficiency of the narrowbody Airbus A220-300, solidifying its status as a game-changer in the aviation industry.


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Operational Simplicity

Since May 2020, airBaltic has revolutionized its operations by exclusively utilizing the Airbus A220-300 for all its flights.

This strategic decision streamlines the airline’s operations, minimizing complexity, and unlocking the inherent efficiency of this remarkable aircraft.

Exceeding Expectations

The Airbus A220-300 has exceeded airBaltic’s expectations, setting new benchmarks in overall performance, fuel efficiency, and passenger and crew convenience.

This aircraft delivers an unparalleled flying experience, boasting wider seats, larger windows, increased hand luggage space in the cabin, and enhanced lavatories, among other benefits.

A220-300’s Acoustic Advantage

Notably, the Airbus A220-300 is not only a technological marvel but also a pioneer in noise reduction.

With a noise footprint twice as small as its predecessors, this aircraft ensures a quieter and more pleasant travel experience.

This acoustic advantage is in keeping with airBaltic’s commitment to enhancing passenger comfort while reducing environmental impact.

Eco-Friendly Skies

Beyond its operational excellence, the Airbus A220-300 emerges as the most efficient commercial aircraft globally.

With a transparent life-cycle environmental impact declaration, this aircraft plays a pivotal role in environmental stewardship.

Notably, it slashes CO2 and NOX emissions by 25% and 50%, respectively, compared to previous-generation aircraft and industry standards.

airBaltic, through its adoption of the A220-300, demonstrates a commitment to sustainability and a greener aviation future.

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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 3 Min Read
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