Latvian airline airBaltic has successfully completed the aircraft manufacturer’s Airbus extensive tour around the Pacific, Asia and India showcasing its Airbus A220-300. In total airBaltic’s A220-300 visited nine destinations in seven countries from October 26 to November 12.
During this 18-day demo tour together with Airbus airBaltic’s A220-300 flew over 50 000 km and 68 hours. Close to 1 000 guests visited the aircraft on static display and over 500 visitors got to experience the high level of comfort on board the A220-300 during a demonstration flight.
The aircraft was also shown to local media who attended dedicated briefings organized at each stop. Overall feedback from visitors on the static and demonstration flights has been very positive with guests mentioning how much they appreciated the wide, quiet and bright cabin and the state-of-the art interior and cockpit features.
Thus far, airBaltic has carried over 4 000 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft with every second airBaltic passenger flying on the aircraft. Airbus A220-300’s have completed more than 40 000 flights and flown over 100 000 block hours.
The Airbus A220-300 has performed beyond the company’s expectations, delivering better overall performance, fuel efficiency and convenience for both passengers and staff. This aircraft 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.
As informed previously, airBaltic aims to minimize complexity and benefit from the additional efficiency of the Airbus A220-300 aircraft which will be the only jet type operated by airBaltic by the end of 2022.
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