Latvian airline airBaltic is delighted by the results of the first Bombardier CSeries aircraft flight, Flight Test Vehicle 1 (FTV1), that took place at Mirabel, Canada on Monday, September 16, 2013.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, commented after watching the take-off: "We were very impressed – you could hardly hear the take-off of the new Bombardier CSeries aircraft! This was one of the reasons why we bought it, along with the cost savings from lower fuel burn.”
Video with Bombardier CSeries FTV1 take-off is available at:
airBaltic signed a firm order for up to 20 Bombardier CS300 Airlines in 20 December 2012. Further details of the deal are available at http://www.airbaltic.com/en/bottom_menu/press-room/press_releases/2012/airbaltic-signs-firm-order-for-up-to-20-cseries-airliners
airBaltic serves 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. airBaltic offers convenient connections via North Hub Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. For summer 2013, airBaltic has introduced six new destinations - Prague (Czech Republic), Heviz-Balaton (Hungary), Olbia (Sardinia, Italy), Rijeka (Croatia), Larnaca (Cyprus), and Malta.
airBaltic in brief:
AIR BALTIC CORPORATION (airBaltic) is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. The primary shareholder is Latvian state with 99.8% of stock. The airBaltic fleet consists of 25 aircraft – five Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300 and twelve Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic offers nonstop flights from three Baltic capital cities – Riga, Vilnius, and Tallinn. airBaltic received the title of Airline of the Year 2009/2010 (Gold Award) from the European Regions Airline Association. airBaltic is the winner of Air Transport World Phoenix Award 2010 – a global recognition of excellence in restructuring business. airBaltic won a special Pacesetter Award 2010 from the Jury of the Budgies World Low Cost Airline Awards, recognising achievements of airBaltic as a hybrid airline. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations.