airBaltic (BT, Riga) is eyeing Scandinavian airports as potential bases for its A220-300s if it decides to convert options for 30 aircraft into firm orders, Chief Executive Martin Gauss told Routes Online.

"If we exercise the options - and the basis for that is if we successfully execute our current business plan - then we want to place these aircraft in Scandinavia at four different airports and then serve point-to-point routes from them," he said, without naming any of the potential airports.

Gauss underlined that the Scandinavia-based operations will not be interlinked with airBaltic's current network from Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, but will offer the same product.

The Latvian airline has fifty A220-300s on firm order, of which 22 have already been delivered with the remainder due by the end of 2022. It has until the end of 2021 to firm its 30 optional A220s.

Gauss has previously said that given the Baltic states' limited market size, the 30 additional A220s would most likely be used for growth in other regions.

airBaltic currently bases its aircraft out of Riga, Tallinn Lennart Meri, and Vilnius.