Moscow. On May 18, 2017, the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow accepted the first commercial flight of airBaltic Bombardier CS300 aircraft.

Martin Gauss, the Chief Executive Officer at airBaltic: “We are delighted to land the first commercial flight with the most innovative and technologically advanced aircraft in the world – Bombardier CS300 here in Moscow. Our fleet already consists of three Bomabrdier CS300 that performs beyond our expectations and we are very happy to offer our customers this next level of travel experience, also for those traveling from Riga to Moscow.”

Denis Pashkovsky, Deputy Director General for Commerce at Sheremetyevo International Airport: “The long-time cooperation between Sheremetyevo International Airport and airBaltic is the reason for steady growth in passenger turnover on the Riga – Moscow route. It should be noted that the airline has been constantly evolving, expanding and renewing its fleet of passenger aircraft and improving the quality of passenger service. Putting into service for this route the new-generation aircraft Bombardier CS300 is an important step in dealing with these matters. We are confident that this comfortable, spacious and environment-friendly plane will be loved by our passengers and make the flights between Riga and Sheremetyevo airport even more popular.”

The new CS300 aircraft with a total of 145 seats, offers excellent flying experience with benefits for passengers such as wider seats, larger windows, more hand luggage space in the cabin, improved lavatories, and other. New aircraft is also much quieter – with four times smaller noise footprint. Moreover, at the moment, it is the greenest commercial aircraft in the world, as it is the first aircraft to have a transparent declaration of the life-cycle environmental impact, helping to reduce CO2 and NOX emissions by 20% and 50% respectively.

As announced previously, the Latvian airline airBaltic is the launch operator for the CS300 aircraft, and has ordered 20 CS300 aircraft. airBaltic launched Bombardier CS300 commercial operations on December 14, 2016.

airBaltic currently has three CS300 aircraft operated on popular routes such as Amsterdam, Munich, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Tallinn, Barcelona, Rome, Moscow and others. The modernized airBaltic fleet will ensure growth of the carrier with at least 13 additional routes and +15% more tickets on sale in 2017. To see full CS300 schedule please visit company's homepage at .

airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.