RIGA - On December 31, the Latvian national airline airBaltic welcomed its 39th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABM, in Riga, airBaltic informed LETA.
This was the seventh Airbus A220-300 aircraft delivery for airBaltic in 2022. It is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options and purchase rights for the same aircraft type.
Thus far, airBaltic has carried nearly 10,500,000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Airbus A220-300’s of the airline have completed more than 120,000 flights and flown over 263,000 block hours.
Since May 2020, airBaltic operates all its flights with a single aircraft type - Airbus A220-300, thus minimizing the complexity and benefiting from the additional efficiency provided by the aircraft.
As reported, in 2021, airBaltic turned over EUR 204.1 million, up 41 percent from a year before, and the company's loss reduced by 49 percent to EUR 135.7 million.
airBaltic carried 1.628 million passengers in 2021, which is by 21.4 percent more than during the first year of Covid-19 pandemic, or 2020.
airBaltic primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 97.96 percent of the stock, while the rest of the shareholders hold 2.04 percent.