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Wednesday, 28.09.2016, 13:17
Canadian airplane manufacturer Bombardier will deliver the first two new CS300 airplanes to the Latvian national airline airBaltic before the end of this year, Bombardier's Vice President Rob Dewar said during the presentation of new CS300 aircraft in Riga.
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Some 3.166 mln passengers arrived in and departed from Lithuanian airports in the first eight months of this year, up by 13.8 % year-on-year, informs LETA/BNS.
Latvia’s airBaltic plane Bombardier Q400 NextGen flying from Riga to Zurich on Saturday was forced to return to the Riga airport and make an emergency landing, said airBaltic spokesman Janis Vanags.
A Lufthansa airplane which departed from Tallinn on Wednesday morning had to turn back as a result of a collision with a bird, but the incident posed no danger to people, LETA/BNS writes according news portal of the public broadcaster ERR reports.
The newspaper Diena reports today that Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis flew to Sunday's official meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin not with Latvian national airline airBaltic, but Irish low-fare airline Ryanair, writes LETA.
In an effort to expand the map of direct flights from Lithuania, around 1 mln euros has been earmarked for support to foreign airlines, up to 200,000 euros per carrier, which will offer new destinations important to Lithuanian passengers or increase the frequency of flights on existing routes, reports LETA/BNS.
Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has slashed its 2016 forecast for C Series jetliner deliveries, saying delays in shipments of Pratt & Whitney engines will cause the planemaker to burn through cash more quickly than expected, reports LETA according to Reuters information.