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airBaltic’s CEO: ''Fokker'' airplanes can still be profitable if they are used for shorter distance flights

Alla Petrova, BC, Riga, 07.02.2012.Print version
It is not a goal of Latvian national airline airBaltic to completely give up its ''Fokker'' airplanes, however, this will be done when they are no longer economically viable, the airline's CEO Martin Gauss said in an interview to the business information portal Nozare.lv.

He emphasized that the use of ''Fokker'' airplanes can still be profitable if they are used for shorter distance flights and have a sufficient number of passengers on these flights, reports LETA.

 

''For example, we cannot use ''Fokker'' planes on our Brussels route because there is too little capacity on the planes, and the flights are too long. However, using ''Fokker'' planes on flights to Tallinn can pay off,'' Gauss said.

 

At the moment, the airBaltic fleet consists of 34 airplanes – six "Boeing 737-500", eight "Boeing 737-300", two "Boeing 757-200", ten "Fokker 50" and eight "Bombardier Q400Next Gen".






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