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    Latvia’s airBaltic carrier receives seventh CS300 aircraft

    RIGA, Aug 11 (LETA) - Latvian airline airBaltic today welcomed in Riga the seventh Bombardier CS300 out of a total order of 20 aircraft, the company reported.

    By the end of this year, airBaltic plans to have eight CS300 aircraft. By the end of 2019 airBaltic plans to have 20 Bombardier CS300 aircraft in its fleet.

    The seventh airBaltic CS300 aircraft, registered as YL-CSG arrived in Riga today at 10:46 a.m., local time. The flight time was seven hours and 13 minutes and the aircraft covered 6,382 kilometers non-stop distance between Montreal-Mirabel and Riga Airport.

    In total airBaltic has carried more than 300,000 passengers on the CS300 aircraft. Thus far, airBaltic has completed more than 2,613 scheduled flights and flown over 6,751 block hours with the brand new Bombardier CS300 aircraft.

    airBaltic CS300 aircraft currently operates on such popular routes as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome, London, Paris and Tbilisi among many others.

    By 2021, as an all-Bombardier operator, airBaltic will have one of the youngest jet fleets in Europe.

    The new Bombardier CS300 aircraft, with a total of 145 seats, offers excellent flying experience with such benefits for passengers as wider seats, larger windows, more hand luggage space in the cabin, improved lavatories and more. New aircraft is also much quieter – with 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 percent and 50 percent respectively, airBaltic reported.

    airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. The airline also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.

    • Published: 11.08.2017 13:06
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