During December 2020 and January 2021, airBaltic is planning to perform over 2,500 flights on over 45 routes from all three Baltic countries. In December, the most popular destinations are Amsterdam, Oslo and London.
airBaltic data suggest that demand for flights during the upcoming holidays has, similarly to other years, significantly increased. Still, if compared to last year, the total number of passengers carried will be lower, as, due to restrictions, overall demand for leisure travel is very small, and most passengers today travel for work or visiting family.
Due to the increased demand, airBaltic has scheduled additional flights to Oslo from both Riga and Vilnius throughout December.
In other news, airBaltic on December 13, 2020 in Riga welcomed its 24th and 25th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAX and YL-AAY. The 24th and 25th Airbus A220-300 aircraft completes the planned deliveries for airBaltic in 2020. Both aircraft are part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 airBaltic has ordered. airBaltic holds 30 options for the same aircraft type.
Since May 2020, airBaltic operates all of its flights with a single aircraft type – Airbus A220-300, thus minimizing the complexity and benefiting from the additional efficiency provided by the aircraft.
Since introduction of the Airbus A220-300 aircraft in late 2016, airBaltic has carried over 5 600 000 passengers on the aircraft. Thus far, most passengers have been carried to such destinations as Amsterdam, Paris, London and Moscow. Airbus A220-300’s have completed close to 60 000 flights and flown over 141 000 block hours.
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