The Latvian airline airBaltic, together with Airbus, took part in Istanbul Airshow 2022 to showcase its latest A220-300 aircraft. During the airshow, the airBaltic and Airbus teams presented the aircraft, its interior and capabilities to customers, international media and public.
Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic: “airBaltic has been the launch operator of this aircraft type, and over the years, we have received an overwhelmingly positive feedback from our passengers, crews and guests who have been on this aircraft. airBaltic is a proud ambassador of this aircraft and the features it brings, so we are glad to be in Istanbul this week and showcase this state-of-the-art aircraft together with our partners at Airbus.”
Thus far, airBaltic has carried more than 9.6 million passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Airbus A220-300’s have completed more than 111 000 flights and flown over 243 000 block hours.
Since May 2020, airBaltic operates all its flights with a single aircraft type – Airbus A220-300, thus minimizing the complexity and benefiting from the additional efficiency provided by the aircraft. The airline’s fleet now consists of 36 A220-300 aircraft with three more still planned to join in 2022.
The Airbus A220-300 has performed beyond the company’s expectations, delivering better overall performance, fuel efficiency and convenience for both passengers and the 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 Airbus A220-300 has a high-quality air filtering system equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) type filter that provides the best level of filtration currently available for recirculated cabin air from the very beginning of boarding, during entire flight and until all passengers have left the aircraft. The quality of cabin air is carefully controlled and is recirculated with ventilation rates that provide a total change of air 20-30 times per hour.
In addition, the 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.