Bombardier has delivered the first CS300
aircraft to launch operator airBaltic, the flag carrier of Latvia.
The CS300 is the larger variant of
Bombardier’s all new C Series aircraft, which is designed to carry
between 130 and 150 passengers.
The handover to airBaltic comes
just five months after the successful entry into service of the
CS100 variant of the C Series.
“We are thrilled to be taking home the first
CS300 aircraft – the newest member of the most innovative and
technologically advanced family of airliners in the world,” said
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer, airBaltic. “With its longer
range capabilities, lower fuel burn and reduced noise emissions
compared to other airliners in its segment, the CS300 aircraft
will enable airBaltic to open new routes and connect people all
across Europe, while offering passengers an unparalleled in-flight
The maiden commercial flight of airBaltic’s first
CS300 aircraft, which will take passengers from Riga to Amsterdam,
is scheduled for 14 December 2016.
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