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airBaltic receives fifth CS300 aircraft

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Latvian airBaltic airline received the fifth Bombardier CS300 aircraft. By the end of 2017, airBaltic is planning to have eight CS300 aircraft, BNN was told by the company.

The fifth airBaltic CS300 aircraft, registered as YL-CSE, arrived in Riga on June 16, 2017. The flight time was 7 hours and 56 minutes and the aircraft covered 6419 km non-stop distance between the Canadian and Latvian airports.

«Next week airBaltic will exhibit one of its Bombardier CS300 aircraft at the world’s largest and oldest aircraft exhibition – Paris Air Show,» airBaltic representative told BNN.

Thus far, airBaltic has completed more than 1,552 flights and flown over 3,892 block hours with the brand new Bombardier CS300 aircraft.

By the end of 2019 airBaltic is planning to have 20 Bombardier CS300 aircraft on its fleet. With an average jet fleet age of only 2 years, airBaltic, as an all-Bombardier operator, will have one of the youngest jet fleets in Europe.

airBaltic CS300 aircraft currently operates on such popular routes as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome, Moscow, London, Paris, Vienna, Athens, Madrid and others.

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 emissions by 20% and 50% respectively.

airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.


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