airBaltic (BT, Riga) has firmed up options with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for thirty A220-300s while at the same time resecuring purchase rights for twenty more of the type. The announcement, made during the Dubai Airshow 2023, comes after the Latvian carrier revealed it was in talks with the European manufacturer earlier this year.

“This day marks a significant milestone in the history of airBaltic – our plans for the first time ever to operate a fleet of 100 aircraft by 2030. For almost seven years already, the Airbus A220-300 has been the backbone of our operations and has played an integral role in the international success story of airBaltic," Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic, said in a statement.

ch-aviation fleets data show irBaltic operates forty-four A220-300s at present time with six more left on its current order book. In terms of ownership, 11 of the jets are owned with the remainder leased.

airBaltic serves 82 cities in 41 countries across Europe, the Middle East, parts of the CIS, as well as Morocco.