Last month, the Latvian airline airBaltic celebrated the one-year anniversary of their CS300 aircraft registered as YL-CSA arriving from Montreal-Mirabel to Riga.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, says, “The introduction of the CS300 has shaped the future of airBaltic. We see that more passengers choose to travel with us and since the introduction of CS300, we have committed to launching more than 20 new routes. In addition, the CS300 shows very good operational results, fuel efficiency and convenience for the passengers and the crew.”
airBaltic started commercial operations with the first CS300 on December 14, 2016. Their first Bombardier CS300 aircraft has already carried more than 150,000 passengers. Thus far, airBaltic has completed more than 1,328 flights and flown over 3,374 block hours with the CS300 YL-CSA.
Currently, the airBaltic fleet consists of seven Bombardier CS300 out of a total order of 20 aircrafts, which the airline plans to receive by the end of 2019. By 2021, as an all-Bombardier operator, airBaltic will have one of the youngest jet fleets in Europe.
airBaltic operates direct flights to Riga from over 60 destinations and its fleet has grown to 30 aircrafts. The carrier also offers direct flights on a regular basis to Vilnius from Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Riga, and Tallinn.