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Photos: airBaltic’s A220 Hattrick

AirBaltic has completed its trio of special Baltic liveried Airbus A220s with the application of the Lithuanian flag to the fuselage and tailplane of YL-CSK (c/n 55039). The jet has also been renamed ‘Vilnius’, after the country’s capital city. It

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Airbaltic Accelerates 737 Retirement

Latvian flag carrier airbaltic has announced it will phase out its Boeing 737-300s and -500s more quickly than anticipated. The type’s flight is expected to take place in autumn 2019, a year earlier than the airline had planned. The carrier’s

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airBaltic Delivers ‘Gift to Latvia’

Latvian flag carrier airBaltic has unveiled a special livery for one of its Airbus A220-300 aircraft to mark the centenary of the country. The aircraft, registered YL-CSL (c/n 55041), and christened Riga, features a striking red and white paint scheme

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Baltic Breakthrough

Latvian carrier airBaltic has signed an agreement to acquire up to 60 Bombardier C Series.  The deal, announced on May 28, includes a firm order for 30 CS300s, along with a further 30 options.  The incoming aircraft, valued at almost

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airBaltic Announces Network Expansion

Latvian carrier airBaltic has added five destinations to its network for the 2018 summer season. Flights to Lisbon (2x weekly) and Gdansk (3x weekly) start on March 27 with a twice weekly rotation to Malaga begining the following day. Twice

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New Technology Set to Shine in Paris

The aviation community will descend on Le Bourget next week for the 52nd International Paris Air Show, with a plethora of new aircraft set to take centre stage. Public debutants include Mitsubishi Aircraft Company’s MRJ90, Boeing’s 737 MAX 9 and

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CS300 Makes Commercial Debut

Launch customer airBaltic has successfully debuted the Bombardier CS300 on its Riga-Amsterdam service.  The first commercial flight of the type carried 120 passengers, including local media. CEO Martin Gauss said: “airBaltic has been counting down the days to this landmark

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Amsterdam Debut for airBaltic CS300

Launch carrier airBaltic will debut the new Bombardier CS300 on its Riga to Amsterdam connection on December 14. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic said: “CS300 is a great aircraft, and a great improvement for our customers this Christmas.  We are

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Bombardier Adjusts C Series Delivery Schedule

Delays in the suuply of Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1500G engine have led Bombardier to revise its C Series delivery schedule. The Canadian manufacturer had planned to hand over 15 aircraft by the end of the year but this has been adjusted

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C Series Fuels Network Growth for airBaltic

Bombardier CS300 launch operator airBaltic will begin direct flights from Riga to Abu Dhabi as part of a network expansion facilitated by the new aircraft. The Latvian carrier will receive six of its 20 CS300s this year, with the first

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