World’s First CS300 Arrives in Riga
Today, on November 30, 2016, the Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed the world’s first Bombardier CS300 aircraft in Riga.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are proud to welcome our very first CS300 aircraft and to be the first airline in the world to take delivery and launch commercial operations of the CS300 – the most innovative and technologically advanced aircraft in the world. Bombardier’s CS300 airliners are integral to the execution of airBaltic’s business development strategy Horizon 2021 and fleet optimization plan.”
The new CS300 aircraft with a total of 145 seats, offers excellent flying experience with such benefits for passengers 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 will start Bombardier CS300 commercial operations on December 14, 2016 on its route linking Riga with Amsterdam. airBaltic is the launch operator for the CS300 aircraft, and has ordered 20 CS300 aircraft.
|Departure||Arrival||Route||Flight No.||Price*, Premium||Price*, Business|
|December 14, 2016||16:25||17:50||Riga – Amsterdam||CS300 first commercial flight BT619||149.99 EUR||555 EUR|
|December 14, 2016||18:55||22:10||Amsterdam – Riga||CS300 first commercial flight BT620||149.99 EUR||555 EUR|
*Lowest fare, including taxes, fees and service charges, on www.airBaltic.com, subject to availability
airBaltic operates double daily flights from Riga to Amsterdam. To see the full CS300 schedule please visit the page dedicated to the Bombardier CS300 aircraft.
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, CIS and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.
airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is the world’s most punctual airline connecting the Baltic region with 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 80.05% of the stock, while Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airBaltic fleet consists of 24 aircraft – 12 Boeing 737 and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence, innovative services, and achievements in reshaping its business. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations. airBaltic achieved the best on-time performance globally for two years running in 2014 and 2015.