Lithuania to operate Bombardier’s CS300 first time
09 November 2015, Nirapad News: Lithuania’s airBaltic will be the first airline to operate Bombardier’s CS300 plane commercially, in about a year’s time, the Canadian manufacturer said Sunday.
The aircraft, currently under certification, can hold 120 to 150 seats.
Bombardier said it would deliver CS300 planes to the Lithuanian flag carrier — which has 13 of the aircraft on firm order and retains options for seven — in the second half of 2016.
Established in 1995, airBaltic serves about 60 destinations out of Riga, with a fleet of 25 aircraft.
“Bombardier’s CS300 airliners are integral to the execution of airBaltic’s business development strategy and fleet optimization plan,” airBaltic chief executive officer Martin Gauss said in a statement.
“The CS300 aircraft… will offer airBaltic passengers a widebody,
unparalleled in-flight passenger experience, perfectly complementing our modern fleet of 12 Bombardier Q400 turboprops.”