Category Archives: airBaltic

airBaltic takes delivery of its latest Airbus A220-300 (YL-CSL)

airBaltic on October 13, 2018 in Riga welcomed the second to last Airbus A220-300 jet for the year, registered as YL-CSL.

By the end of 2018, airBaltic plans to have a total of 14 Airbus A220-300 aircraft in its fleet.

Since the launch operations on December 14, 2016, airBaltic Airbus A220-300s have been in 35 countries and landed in 70 airports. Most often airBaltic flies Airbus A220-300s to Moscow, Amsterdam, Paris, London and Barcelona. 

The Airbus A220-300 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 this summer has also launched an improved cabin with new, comfortable seats on its latest three Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Passengers now benefit from such additional improvements as more legroom, new pockets behind the seats for magazines, as well as hangers next to the seat for jackets. All airBaltic Airbus A220-300 aircraft will get the improved cabin. 

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. For summer 2019, airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen. In addition, next summer airBaltic will launch a new direct route connecting Riga and Stuttgart.

Photos: airBaltic.

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airBaltic introduces new uniforms

airBaltic starting from October 15, 2018 will gradually introduce new, improved uniforms for flight attendants and pilots.

In order to guarantee the best uniform design that would meet all flight crew needs, first an internal sketch contest was held. Designer Inese Alhimoviča then created the new airBaltic uniform collection.

The new uniform collection is stylish, comfortable and practical, with simple elegance and attention to detail. The dark blue uniform collection is highlighted with a few light green accents in accordance of airBaltic corporate colours. For the first time in the history of airBaltic the captain suits have changed colour – from classic black to elegant dark blue.  

Photo: airBaltic.

airBaltic celebrates 23 years of flying

airBaltic in October 2018 celebrates its 23rd anniversary since the launch of commercial operations.

On October 1, 1995, airBaltic operated its first flight ever from Riga to Stockholm with a SAAB 340.

During the past 23 years, airBaltic has carried nearly 40 million passengers and performed over 670,000 flights. In October 1995, airBaltic started operations from Riga to four destinations.

Today airBaltic operates direct flights from Riga to over 70 destinations and its fleet has grown to 35 aircraft.

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.

For summer 2019, airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen.

In addition, next summer airBaltic will launch a new direct route connecting Riga and Stuttgart.

Photo: airBaltic.

airBaltic welcomes Pope Francis

airBaltic today had the honor of welcoming Pope Francis and his official delegation in Riga.

As previously reported, for the first time in the history of airBaltic, an Airbus A220-300 aircraft (YL-CSK) will carry the papal delegation between the three Baltic capitals and back to Rome, Italy.

airBaltic will host the delegation on their journey from Vilnius, Lithuania, to Riga, Latvia, to Tallinn, Estonia, and from Tallinn to Rome, Italy between September 24 and September 25, 2018.

All photos by airBaltic.

airBaltic receives its twelfth Airbus A220-300 aircraft

airBaltic on September 22, 2018 in Riga welcomed its twelfth Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-CSN.

By the end of 2018, airBaltic plans to have a total of 14 Airbus A220-300 aircraft in its fleet.

Photo: airBaltic.

airBaltic to fly the Pope

airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 - BD-500-1A11) YL-CSC (msn 55005) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 943595.

airBaltic will have the honor of hosting Pope Francis and his official delegation on their trip to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia next week.

For the first time in history airBaltic Airbus A220-300 aircraft will carry the papal delegation between the three Baltic capitals and back to Rome, Italy.

airBaltic will host the delegation on their journey from Vilnius, Lithuania, to Riga, Latvia, to Tallinn, Estonia, and from Tallinn to Rome, Italy between September 24 and September 25, 2018.

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. For summer 2019, airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen. In addition, next summer airBaltic will launch a new direct route connecting Riga and Stuttgart.

In other news, airBaltic has taken a vote on the names for its growing Airbus A220-300 fleet on social media:

The voting for most loved Latvian cities has officially ended!

We congratulate all 14 Latvian cities – we will name our Airbus A220-300 in honor of them.

Thank you all for participating and helping us to choose the Top 14!

Top Copyright Photo (all others by airBaltic): airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSC (msn 55005) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 943595.

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