Latvian airline airBaltic has decided it will be converting its 7 options for the CS300 into firm orders.
“Our fleet modernization continues as we proudly increase our all-new CS300 aircraft to a fleet of 20 technologically-advanced jetliners in order to support our ‘Horizon 2021’ business plan. This will substantially improve the connectivity of the Baltic region with Western Europe and the Eastern markets – all of which will help stimulate the economies of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, and create new jobs. The CS300 aircraft will improve our passenger experience and convenience as we position ourselves for growth, reaching new destinations due to the increased capabilities of our new jets joining us later this year.” said Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer, airBaltic.
“We are delighted that our CS300 launch operator, airBaltic has chosen to increase its firm order position as the airline embarks on transitioning to an all-Bombardier fleet,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “This demonstrates the growing collaboration between our two companies and we congratulate airBaltic on its achievements – including recently being recognized as the World’s Most Punctual Airline, in addition to being named one of the World’s Most Innovative Airlines. With the production of the airBaltic’s first CS300 aircraft well underway, we look forward to its first commercial flight.”
The new CSeries aircraft will start replacing the 12 737s airBaltic currently have in service from this year. airBaltic has been flying Bombardier aircraft since 2010, when they received their first 76 seat Q400.