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World's first Bombardier CS300 aircraft arrives in Riga

Galina Molochkova, BC, 30.11.2016.Print version
Today, Latvia's national airline airBaltic welcomed the world's first Bombardier CS300 aircraft in Riga, as the airline informed BC.

"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," said airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss.

According to airBaltic, 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.

airBaltic will start Bombardier CS300 commercial operations on December 14 on its route linking Riga with Amsterdam. airBaltic is the launch operator for the CS300 aircraft, and has ordered twenty CS300 aircraft.

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