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airBaltic to launch new routes from Riga

Delivered on December 30, 2016

airBaltic will launch flights from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv in late March. In addition, in May, airBaltic will also add regular flights to two leisure destinations – Kos and Menorca.

Destination served Flight frequency Start date Price *,

Basic

Price *,

Premium

Price*,

Business 

Riga – Dublin 4 flights weekly March 31, 2019 39 EUR 99 EUR 589 EUR
Riga – Stuttgart 4 flights weekly March 31, 2019 49 EUR 105 EUR 399 EUR
Riga – Lviv 4 flights weekly April 1, 2019 49 EUR 115 EUR 399 EUR
Riga – Kos 1 flight weekly May 11, 2019 79 EUR 139 EUR 499 EUR
Riga – Menorca 1 flight weekly May 12, 2019 79 EUR 139 EUR 519 EUR

*Lowest fare (one way), including taxes, fees and service charges.

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 summer 2019, airBaltic will introduce three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen.

Top Copyright Photo: airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSB (msn 55004) LGW (Antony J. Best). Image: 937371.

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Swiss to connect Geneva with Munich and Frankfurt

Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 - BD-500-1A11) HB-JCB (msn 55011) LHR (SPA). Image: 945625.

From March 31, 2019, Swiss will connect Geneva with the German cities of Munich and Frankfurt on a daily basis for a seven-month period. The flights to and from Frankfurt will be partly operated by Lufthansa.
From March 31 to October 26, 2019, Swiss International Air Lines will commence regular service to Munich and Frankfurt, offering its passengers an even wider range of destinations from Geneva.
The airline will operate five flights a day between Geneva and Munich. Flight guests traveling from Geneva to Frankfurt can choose from eight daily flights, of which four will be operated by Swiss and four by Lufthansa.
Expansion of the Geneva fleet
With the addition of six summer destinations announced for 2019 and the introduction of regular service to the two German cities, Swiss will soon connect Geneva to 45 destinations. To meet this expansion of the route network, three new aircraft will complete Swiss’s short-haul fleet in Geneva, which will consist of seven Airbus A220-300 (CS300) and three Airbus A220-100 (CS100) by June 2019.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) HB-JCB (msn 55011) LHR (SPA). Image: 945625.
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U.S. start-up airline “Moxy” confirms order for 60 Airbus A220-300s

The start-up U.S. airline code-named “Moxy” has signed a firm order with Airbus to purchase 60 A220-300 aircraft.

Moxy is the new airline venture led by David Neeleman, one of the industry’s most innovative entrepreneurs and founder of JetBlue Airways. In addition to JetBlue, Neeleman also founded Azul Brazilian Airlines and is the controlling investor in the revitalization of TAP Air Portugal.

Plans for Moxy, a low-cost airline, were unveiled at the Farnborough International Air Show in July. “The A220-300 is the right airplane for a new airline that will be focused on passenger service and satisfaction,” said Neeleman. “With a low cost of operation and spacious cabin, the A220 will allow us to provide passengers with lower fares and a high quality, comfortable flying experience. The A220’s ability to operate profitably in thin, underserved markets across a broad spectrum of ranges is unique.”

The order was completed the final week of December. Airbus will produce the A220-300 at a new U.S. assembly facility in Mobile, Alabama. Construction of that plant, to be located adjacent to the existing Airbus A320 assembly facility, will begin later this month.

The A220 is the only aircraft purpose built for the 100-150 seat market; it delivers unbeatable fuel efficiency and true widebody comfort in a single aisle aircraft. The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20 percent lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft. With a range of up to 3,200 nm (5,020 km), the A220 offers the performance of larger single-aisle aircraft.

With an order book of more than 500 aircraft to date, the A220 has all the credentials to win the lion’s share of the 100- to 150-seat aircraft market estimated to represent at least 7,000 aircraft over the next 20 years.

Image: Airbus.

JetBlue Airways firms up order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft

JetBlue Airways has firmed up an order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, the larger model of the new, industry-leading A220 series.

“As we approach our 20th anniversary, the impressive range and economics of the highly efficient A220, combined with the outstanding performance of our existing fleet of Airbus A321 and restyled A320 aircraft, will help ensure we deliver the best onboard experience to customers and meet our long-term financial targets as we continue disciplined growth into the future,” said Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue.

JetBlue’s existing Airbus fleet includes 193 A320 and A321ceo aircraft in operation, with an additional 85 A321neo aircraft on order.

The order was completed the last week of December. Airbus will produce the A220-300 aircraft at a new U.S. assembly facility in Mobile, Alabama. Construction of the plant, to be located adjacent to the existing Airbus A320 assembly facility, will begin later this month.

The A220 is the only aircraft purpose built for the 100-150 seat market; it delivers unbeatable fuel efficiency and true widebody comfort in a single-aisle aircraft. The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20 percent lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft. With a range of up to 3,200 nm (5,020 km), the A220 offers the performance of larger single-aisle aircraft.

With an order book of more than 500 aircraft to date, the A220 has all the credentials to win the lion’s share of the 100- to 150-seat aircraft market estimated to represent at least 7,000 aircraft over the next 20 years.

Image: Airbus.

airBaltic retains its position as the most punctual airline in Europe

airBaltic has retained its place as the most punctual airline in Europe and is the second most punctual in the world according to the OAG analysts. They tracked the performance of over 58 million flight records in 2018 to create a ranking of the best on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s largest airlines and airports. airBaltic has been on the top of the global on-time performance ranking for the past five consecutive years.

According to OAG, in 2018 airBaltic achieved an on-time performance rating of 89.17% for flights linking the Baltics to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle Least. It means that more than 89 out of 100 airBaltic flights arrived on time in 2018. 

Full 2019 OAG Punctuality League report can be found here: https://bit.ly/2GPL1Ht 

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 will launch new direct routes from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv. In addition, next summer airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen. 

Bottom Copyright Photo: airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSJ (msn 55038) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 943824.

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airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 - BD-500-1A11) YL-CSJ (msn 55038) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 943824.

First Look: Air Tanzania’s first Airbus A220-300

Airbus has made this announcement on social media:

Way below zero in Mirabel, Canada but giraffes from Kilimanjaro aren’t scared of the cold!

Unveiling the new A220 colors for Air Tanzania, soon to be the first A220 African-based operator.

Note: The pictured Airbus A220-300 C-FOWU for Air Tanzania (2nd) will become 5H-TCH (msn 55047) on delivery. It is named “Dodoma Hapa Kazi Tu”.

Photo: Airbus.

airBaltic announces first destinations of summer 2019

airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 - BD-500-1A11) YL-CSB (msn 55004) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 942996.

airBaltic has announced its first destination for the summer season of 2019, which will begin in late March. Next season airBaltic continues to expand its offer in Tallinn, by adding new flights to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen starting June 2019. In addtion, airBaltic will add scheduled flights to Stuttgart from Riga starting March 31, 2019.

Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “This year we launched three new destinations from Tallinn to London, Stockholm and Oslo. With another three destinations added in 2019, we will serve a total of 12 direct services out of Tallinn. airBaltic offers the best connectivity to and from the Baltic states in addition to convenient connections via Riga to our network spanning Russia, CIS, Europe and the Middle East.”

Destination served Flight frequency Start date Price *,

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Price *,

Premium

Price*,

Business 

Tallinn – Malaga 2 weekly June 1, 2019 79 EUR 125 EUR 499 EUR
Tallinn – Brussels 3 weekly June 3, 2019 39 EUR 75 EUR 449 EUR
Tallinn – Copenhagen  4 weekly June 2, 2019 29 EUR 75 EUR 359 EUR
Riga – Stuttgart  4 weekly March 31, 2019 29 EUR 69 EUR 399 EUR

*Lowest fare (one way), including taxes, fees and service charges.

During the first six months of 2018, airBaltic has transported 1,876,839 passengers or 20% more than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In June 2018, a record high 424,822 passengers travelled with airBaltic.

From Tallinn, airBaltic offers direct flights to Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Paris, Vienna and Vilnius as well as convenient connections via Riga. airBaltic will also launch new direct services from Tallinn to Stockholm and Oslo this autumn.

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 2018, airBaltic has introduced eight new destinations from Riga to Malaga, Lisbon, Split, Bordeaux, Gdansk, Almaty as well as Sochi and Kaliningrad. In addition, airBaltic launched a new direct route connecting Tallinn and London. 

Top Copyright Photo (all others by airBaltic): airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSB (msn 55004) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 942996.

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