Economy & Politics: The Latvian airline airBaltic is postponing the acquisition of new A220 NEO aircraft

Last Updated on 2020-08-27 by Birk Karsten Ecke

The Latvian airline airBaltic is postponing the acquisition of new A220 NEO aircraft. It is also the only remaining scheduled airline in the three Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. airBaltic currently only operates a fleet of 22 Airbus A220-300s – formerly Bombardier C-Series – on medium-haul routes. AirBaltic originally wanted to fleet 28 additional A220-300s by 2023. But then came the COVID-19 pandemic, which also hit airBaltic very hard and practically overnight. It has been revealed that airBaltic has reached an agreement with Airbus to postpone delivery of the 28 A220-30 units to 2024, likely in the hope that the air travel market will pick up again then.

Image: airBaltic Boeing 737 at Tallinn Airport. Recorded in August 2013. Today airBaltic has still only the modern and fuel efficient Airbus A220-300 in service. Double click on the image to enlarge.

Image: airBaltic Boeing 737 at Tallinn Airport.
Recorded in August 2013.
Today airBaltic has still only the modern and fuel efficient Airbus A220-300 in service.
Double click on the image to enlarge.

 

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