Published on : Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Latvian airline airBaltic from November 12 till November 14, 2017 participates in the 2017 Dubai Airshow that is one of the largest and most important aerospace events in the world. During the Dubai Airshow airBaltic together with the aircraft manufacturer Bombardier presents the most advanced commercial jet aircraft Bombardier CS300.
During the 2015 Dubai Airshow Bombardier announced that airBaltic will be the launch operator of the CS300 aircraft. In December 14, 2016 airBaltic started commercial operations with the first CS300 aircraft. At the moment airBaltic fleet consists of seven Bombardier CS300 out of a total order of 20 aircraft. By the end of this year, airBaltic plans to have eight CS300 aircraft.
airBaltic CS300 aircraft currently operates on such popular routes as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome, London, Paris and Tbilisi among many others. In addition, airBaltic in cooperation with Etihad Airways on October 29, 2017 launched the longest direct service operated by CS300 between Riga and Abu Dhabi.
The new Bombardier 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 more. The 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.
The Dubai Airshow takes place every two years since 1986 in the main hub of the Middle East Dubai. The Dubai Airshow is a world class exhibition showcasing the latest and greatest in military, general and commercial aviation. Dubai Airshow is an important event that brings together aviation industry professionals, media representatives and enthusiasts from all over the world to meet and see novelties. In 2015 the Dubai Airshow welcomed 1 103 exhibitors from 63 countries and over 66 346 trade visitors.
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.