airBaltic Orders 30 Airbus A220s

airBaltic Airbus A220-300 arriving from Riga as BT243

airBaltic has announced a deal with Airbus on Day 1 of the 2023 Dubai Airshow.

Such a deal marks the first order for the European planemaker in a day primarily dominated by Boeing.

Breaking Down The Order

A deal between airBaltic and Airbus consists of the A220 series, which has been an ever-reliable type for the airline.

An additional 30 Airbus A220-300s have been committed to by the Lativan company to expand its operation further.

Away from a firm order for 30 units, the airline says it has options for 20 additional aircraft across social networks should it want to activate these.

Thanks to additional units being ordered, the company will look to operate a fleet of 100 Airbus aircraft by 2030—an ambitious yet achievable goal.

ariBaltic believes that the A220 is perfect for them. This top-up of units will see it positioned as the leading A220 customer in Europe.

Such an agreement between the pair is labelled a defining moment for the company in its journey towards modern aviation. The Airbus and airBaltic connection through the A220 couldn’t be more assertive.

airBaltic Is Important To The A220

Another deal for the Airbus A220 from airBaltic reaffirms the pair’s meaningful connection.

Airbus sees airBaltic as a key ambassador for the A220. A repeat order highlights the success and growth the airline has enjoyed since acquiring the type.

With an ambition to fly over 100 Airbus A220s by 2030, the airline will significantly rely on the type to power all future aspirations.

For airBaltic customers, adding the A220 has drastically increased customer satisfaction levels.

Comments From Executives

This day marks a significant milestone in the history of airBaltic – our plans for the first time ever to operate a fleet of 100 aircraft by 2030. For almost seven years already, the Airbus A220-300 has been the backbone of our operations and has played an integral role in the international success story of airBaltic. Being the global launch customer of the Airbus A220-300, we continue to be a proud ambassador of it. We are grateful to our partners at Airbus for the incredible support, trust, and collaboration over these years.

Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic.

Thank you to airBaltic for being such an ambassador for the A220 with this repeat order. The A220 has been the instrument for airBaltic in its success and growth thus far and we are particularly proud to be extending this partnership well into the future with this latest order. The A220 offers a unique capability in terms of range, performance, and not to forget, passenger appeal. It is a gamechanger for our customers in this important market segment, which we are serving with less fuel-burn, lower emissions and noise, making the A220 a global citizen of choice.

Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International.

The airBaltic Fleet

airBaltic has a fleet currently of 36 in-service aircraft. However, this is all with the Airbus A220-300, highlighting the airline’s commitment to the type.

Without the Airbus A220, there wouldn’t be an airBaltic; without airBaltic, the A220 programme wouldn’t have such a highly valuable European customer.

Daniel Fowkes
13 Nov 2023
· Aircraft 
· Airlines 

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