There is no better way to start the year than by being recognised as the most punctual airline in the world by OAG. In 2017, the on-time performance of airBaltic reached 90.01%, thus exceeding our internal target. Multiple factors influence on-time performance, and I thank not only our professional team but also you, our guests, for timely boarding of our flights! We also set a new company record of carried passengers in 2017 and managed to improve our service at the same time.
The airBaltic fleet currently has seven Bombardier CS300 aircraft, and it plans to acquire at least as many more over the course of this year. By the end of next year, twenty new CS300s will call the Riga Airport home. Cabin Standard specialist Gatis Stanga heads to Canada, where the Bombardier aircraft are manufactured, to pick up every new airplane.