Dubai Air Show Day 1 Recap: Airbus Announces One Order

Dubai Air Show Day 1 Recap: Airbus Announces One Order
Photo Credit: Dubai Air Show.

Airbus has had a bit of a slow start to proceedings at the Dubai Air Show this week, announcing just one order currently.

As well as it’s American competitor, the air show is a brilliant opportunity to acquire as many orders in the Middle East and beyond.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

airBaltic Sign For Up to 50 More Airbus A220-300s…

Dubai Air Show Day 1 Recap: Airbus Announces One Order
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airBaltic signed a deal with Airbus at the Dubai Air Show today for up to 50 A220-300s.

This consists of 30 firm and 20 options, with the Latvian carrier typically exercising options in the past. This is another major deal for the program.

It means that by 2030, the carrier is expected to have a fleet of 100 A220s, which solidifies the relationship between the two sides further.

Martin Gauss, the CEO & President of airBaltic had this to say on the 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”.

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“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.”

Adding to this was Airbus’ sales chief, Christian Scherer:

“Thank you to airBaltic for being such an ambassador for the A220 with this repeat order.”

“The A220 has been the instrument for airBaltic in its success and growth thus far and we are particularly proud to be extending this partnership well into the future with this latest order”.

“The A220 offers a unique capability in terms of range, performance, and not to forget, passenger appeal.”

“It is a gamechanger for our customers in this important market segment, which we are serving with less fuel-burn, lower emissions and noise, making the A220 a global citizen of choice.”


Whilst just one order was announced by Airbus at the Dubai Air Show, it is still early days yet, with many more orders in the rumour mill yet to be established or confirmed.

All eyes will be on how tomorrow goes for the European planemaker, as the fight to acquire more orders in the Middle East and beyond continues.

But for now, let’s wait and see what happens at the rest of the air show in due course.

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