airBaltic has placed an additional order for 30 Airbus A220-300 aircraft!
airBaltic will become Europe's largest A220 operator after confirming an additional order for 30 more A220-300 aircraft. This new order will bring the airline's total number of firm orders to 80 aircraft.
Already operating a 44-strong A220-300 fleet, airBaltic is currently the largest A220-300 operator in the world.
airBaltic's history with the Airbus A220-300 dates back to 2016, when it was the launch customer, and in 2020 it refreshed its fleet to exclusively operate this aircraft type.
The A220-300 is the most modern airliner in its size category, carrying between 120 and 150 passengers over distances of up to 6.390 km. The aircraft offers 2% lower fuel consumption and CO25 emissions per seat compared to previous generation aircraft. It also has the largest cabin, seats and windows in its class, ensuring increased comfort.
As with all Airbus aircraft, the A220 is already capable of operating on up to 50% SAF fuel. Airbus aims to have all its aircraft capable of operating with up to 100% SAF by 2030.
At the end of October, Airbus had orders for 820 A220 aircraft from around 30 customers, of which more than 295 have been delivered, including 50 deliveries to date in 2023. The A220 is already in successful service with 17 companies airlines worldwide and flies on 1.350 routes.