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Tue, 6 Nov 2018

Airbus A220-300 Begins World Demonstration Tour

Airbus will fly an airBaltic A220-300 aircraft, previously known as the Bombardier CS300, to five cities in four countries as part of a world demonstration tour.

Airbus A220 aircraft. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

The A220-300 is now in Zhuhai (China) for the airshow and will fly to Chengdu on 9 November 2018.

 The aircraft will continue on its journey with a stopover in Koh Samui (Thailand) on 10 November before flying to Kathmandu (Nepal) on 11 November.

 After that, the airBaltic A220 will go to Istanbul (Turkey) on 12 November before returning to its home base in Riga (Latvia) on 14 November.

airBaltic’s A220-300 can accommodate 145 passengers in a 2-3 layout. With its large windows and clean grey colour scheme, the aircraft has one of the most refreshing and appealing cabin design's in the sky today.

 The Latvian airline already operates 13 A220-300s out of a total of 50 ordered.

Powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines, the A220 has a range of up to 3,200 nm (5,020 km).

There are currently on three airlines that operate the A220, airBaltic, Korean Air and SWISS. Delta will launch A220 operations in January 2019 with an Airbus A220-100.

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