airBaltic from June 17 until June 23, 2019 is participating in the world’s largest and oldest aviation exhibition Paris Air Show 2019. Together with the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, airBaltic presents the most advanced commercial jet aircraft Airbus A220-300.
This year the Paris Air Show is taking place for the 53rd time and is held from June 17 to June 23, 2019 at the Exhibition Center of Le Bourget, a few kilometers North of Paris. The Paris Air Show is a unique event in terms of its size and diversity as it brings together all players of the world aerospace industry, offers many flying displays with great visibility and gives an opportunity to trade professionals to present their products and expertise in the best conditions.
Thus far, airBaltic has carried over 2 600 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft with every second airBaltic passenger flying on the aircraft. Airbus A220-300’s have completed more than 27 000 flights and flown over 69 000 block hours.
The Airbus A220-300 has performed beyond the company’s expectations, delivering better overall performance, fuel efficiency and convenience for both passengers and staff. This aircraft offers an excellent flying experience with such benefits for passengers as wider seats, larger windows, more hand luggage space in the cabin, improved lavatories and much more.
The new aircraft is also considerably quieter – with a four times smaller noise footprint. Moreover, at the moment it is the greenest commercial aircraft in the world, as it is the first aircraft to have a transparent declaration of the life-cycle environmental impact, helping to reduce CO2 and NOX emissions by 20% and 50% respectively.
airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. In the 2019 summer season, airBaltic has launched new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as to Kos and Menorca.
In other news, airBaltic in May 2019 transported 470,025 passengers or 22% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. For the first time in the history of the airline airBaltic has reached 60% market share in Riga during May 2019.