RIGA, LATVIAOn February 23, 2022, Latvian airline airBaltic took delivery of its 33rd Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABG. This is the first of eight Airbus A220-300 planned for 2022.

This is the first airBaltic Airbus A220-300 aircraft which is certified to operate up to 148 seats.

“Until now we could use 145 seats on the aircraft, however, going forward also existing fleet will gradually be recertified for this additional capacity, which will further drive the efficiency of our operations,” Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic said.

This delivery is part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which the airline has ordered. airBaltic also maintains purchase rights of 30 aircraft more of the same type.

Since May 2020, airBaltic operates all its flights with a single aircraft type – Airbus A220-300, thus minimizing the complexity and benefiting from the additional efficiency provided by the aircraft.