By Andrea Figueras
Airbus has secured a new order from airBaltic for an additional 30 A220-300 airliners, although the details of the contract remained undisclosed.
This latest order will significantly contribute to airBaltic’s firm orderbook, bringing the total number of aircraft ordered to 80. This achievement positions the Latvian airline as the largest customer of this particular aircraft model in Europe, stated Airbus on Monday.
President and Chief Executive of airBaltic Martin Gauss expressed his satisfaction, stating that the Airbus A220-300 has been fundamental to the success of airBaltic for nearly seven years.
The relationship between airBaltic and the Airbus A220-300 dates back to 2016 when the airline became the launch customer. In 2020, airBaltic further solidified its commitment by opting to exclusively operate this aircraft type. The Airbus A220-300 has a capacity of accommodating between 120 to 150 passengers and can cover distances of up to 3,450 nautical miles (6,390 km), as highlighted by Airbus.
By the end of October, Airbus had amassed approximately 820 orders for the A220 from around 30 different customers. Out of those orders, 295 A220 aircraft have already been delivered, including 50 deliveries in 2023 alone.