Chorus Aviation Inc. announced today the delivery of two new Airbus A220-300 aircraft to airBaltic in Latvia. The aircraft (MSN’s 55094 and 55095) are the last two of five units to be placed on long-term lease with the airline through a committed sale and return transaction announced on November 20, 2019.
In December 2013, airBaltic became the first operator of the A220-300 aircraft, and in May 2020, the airline was restarted as an entire Airbus A220 airline. “AirBaltic continues to expand its services safely following the pandemic crisis, offering flights to more than 65 destinations from all three Baltic countries,” said Vitolds Jakovļevs, Chief Financial Officer, airBaltic. “The aircraft has exceeded the airline’s expectations and delivered better overall performance and fuel efficiency, while offering an excellent flight experience.”
“We welcome airBaltic’s successful resumption and expansion of services across Europe,” said Joe Randell, President and CEO, Chorus. “The modern, Canadian-built A220 aircraft is a leader in the tax to help airlines around the world resume operations, as the need for travel increases with the implementation of rapid testing and distribution of vaccines to limit the spread of COVID 19. ”