Airbus A220 News
AirBaltic orders 30 more CSeries aircraft
- 28 May 2018 -
AirBaltic (Latvia) has placed a firm order for 30 more Bombardier CSeries CS300 aircraft and taken options on another 30. The order complements the existing order of 20 CS300s and forms the backbone of AirBaltic’s new business plan 'Destination 2025'.
The airline says that, as an early user, it is benefiting by operating the world's most fuel-efficient small single-aisle aircraft. AirBaltic claims fuel savings of more than 22 percent thanks to the introduction of the CS300, of which the airline was the first operator. The airline wants its fleet to grow to 80 CS300 aircraft within three years. Other aircraft types in its fleet will be phased out. In Destination 2025, AirBaltic's expansion foresees routes from from all three Baltic countries – Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania - to essentially the main European cities. Deliveries of aircraft from the new order will begin in the fourth quarter of 2019. The airline has eight CS300 aircraft in service at the moment. (Photo: Airliners Now)
Apart from the A220, EgyptAir currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft and has 15 A320neo aircraft on order. (Photo: Airbus)