Bombardier’s CS300, the larger of the two CSeries variants, successfully entered revenue service with airBaltic earlier today. The first flight was from Riga to Amsterdam, and carried 120 passengers. AirBaltic has configured its aircraft in a 145 seat two-class configuration.
Martin Gauss, airBaltic’s CEO, said that “airBaltic has been counting down the days to this landmark moment. During its maiden commercial flight today, the CS300 aircraft performed beyond our expectations and offered a new level of travel experience for our customers.”
airBaltic, founded in 1995 connects the Baltic region with 60 destinations in Europe, the CIS and middle east. The company currently operates 25 aircraft – 12 Boeing 737s, 12 Q400s and now 1 CS300, with another 19 on order.
Since entering revenue service with Swiss, the smaller CS100 has completed more than 1,600 flights, carrying more than 156,500 passengers, and covering 1,181,500 km while serving 18 destinations.
our picture gallery of the event is here.
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