Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced the delivery of the first CS300 aircraft to launch operator Air Baltic Corporation AS (airBaltic), the flag carrier of Latvia. The CS300 is the larger variant of Bombardier’s all new C Series aircraft, which is designed to carry between 130 and 150 passengers. The handover to airBaltic comes just five months after the successful entry into service of the CS100 variant of the C Series.
The maiden commercial flight of airBaltic’s first 145-seat CS300 aircraft, which will take passengers from Riga to Amsterdam, is scheduled for December 14, 2016.
airBaltic is the launch operator for the CS300 aircraft, and has ordered 20 CS300 aircraft. The new type will replace the existing fleet of Boeing 737-300s and 737-500s.