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May 29, 2024
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The first day of 2023 Dubai Airshow produced a few more commercial interesting announcements. And they weren’t all from airlines in the region. airBaltic ordered more Airbus A220s, SunExpress more MAX 8s and -10s, Egyptair secured long-term leases for the MAX, Royal Jordanian and Royal Air Maroc ordered more Dreamliners.

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It has been long and sometimes difficult discussions, said CEO Martin Gauss, but eventually the outcome was good as airBaltic announced a follow-on order for more Airbus A200-300s. The carrier has placed an order for 30 firm aircraft plus 20 purchase rights. Once confirmed, airBaltic will have 100 A220-300s by 2030, becoming the largest operator of the type. The first aircraft of the new order will be delivered in Q4 2026.

 


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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.