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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn 17 June, Latvia’s airBaltic airline received its ninth Bombardier CS300 aircraft. The airline plans to expand its existing aircraft fleet with 14 CS300 aircraft before the end of the year.

Using its new Bombardier CS300 aircraft, airBaltic has already carried more than 1,160,000 passengers. Every fourth passenger that uses airBaltic services is carried using CS300. So far, airBaltic has performed more than 11,319 flights using Bombardier CS300 with more than 29,977 hours spent in flight, BNN was told by airBaltic.

On 28 May, the airline announced plans to procure 30 more Bombardier CS300 with an option to order 30 more later. This order is part of the existing procurement of 20 CS300 aircraft for airBaltic. It is also an important part of the airline’s Destination 2025 business plan. This new plan is a continuation of Horizon 2021 plan, which was created as foundation for airBaltic’s future development.

‘New Bombardier CS300, which fits the 150-seats aircraft category, provides a number of advantages for passengers, including wider seats, larger windows and other conveniences. The new aircraft is also quiet – the level of noise produced by the machine is four times less when compared to other types of aircraft. It is currently the most environmentally friendly commercial aircraft in the world, because CS300 is the first plane to help reduce CO2 and NOX emissions by 20% and 50% respectively,’ airBaltic reports.


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