Airbus has a reason to celebrate today as it announces the production of its 100th A220 aircraft. In a celebratory ceremony at the A220 headquarters in Mirabel, Canada, the manufacturer announced that the A220-300 produced for Lativa-based airBaltic was the 100th aircraft from the A220 line.
At a celebration held at Airbus A220 headquarters in Canada, representatives from both Airbus and airBaltic celebrated the delivery of the 100th A220-300. And the significance of the date? It is exactly three years after the world’s first A220-300 left Airbus to join airBaltic on the 29 November 2016. Such perfect timing.
The celebratory aircraft features a new cabin design with 149 seats and modernised livery. It will join airBaltic’s current fleet of 20 A220-300 aircraft. The airline was the launch operator for the A220-300 three years ago and is Airbus’ biggest European customer for the aircraft and, therefore, a fitting recipient of the 100th aircraft.