RIGA, LATVIA — On May 27, 2023, Latvia's national airline, airBaltic, celebrated the arrival of its 42nd Airbus A220-300 jet in Riga, Latvia. 

This aircraft, bearing the registration YL-ABP, marks the third Airbus A220-300 delivered to airBaltic this year. The delivery is part of the airline's order for 50 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, alongside 30 options and purchase rights for the same model.

To date, airBaltic has transported over 11.6 million passengers aboard its Airbus A220-300 aircraft. These aircraft have completed approximately 133,000 flights and logged over 289,000 block hours.

Since May 2020, airBaltic has streamlined its operations by exclusively operating Airbus A220-300 aircraft. This singular focus reduces complexity and enhances the efficiency provided by this aircraft model.

The Airbus A220-300 has outperformed airBaltic's expectations, offering superior performance, fuel efficiency, and increased convenience for both passengers and staff. The aircraft delivers a premium flying experience, featuring larger seats and windows, increased cabin storage for hand luggage, improved lavatories, and more.

Notably, the Airbus A220-300 is equipped with a high-quality air filtering system, which includes a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. This system provides the highest level of filtration currently available for recirculated cabin air, ensuring quality air circulation from the moment passengers board until they disembark. The ventilation rates facilitate a total change of air 20 to 30 times per hour.

Additionally, the aircraft produces significantly less noise, with a noise footprint four times smaller than other models. It is currently the most environmentally friendly commercial aircraft, as it is the first to publish a transparent life-cycle environmental impact report. Consequently, the Airbus A220-300 aids in reducing CO2 and NOX emissions by 20% and 50%, respectively.