airBaltic resumes cargo operations from Ukraine and runs A220 tours – Airways Magazine

DALLAS – airBaltic (BT) has reopened its cargo operations from kyiv, Ukraine, as part of a mail transport system in collaboration with UkrPoshta.

Via a press release this week, Martin Gauss, CEO of BT, said: “We are doing everything we can to help the nation of Ukraine. As a result, a regular kyiv-Riga truck line now supplies airBaltic flight network from Ukraine to major European hubs and beyond.

The first postal cargo from Kyiv landed in Riga on April 12. Since then, the Latvian airline has handled more than 7,000 mail bags from Ukraine, totaling more than 50 tonnes.

Ukrainian Postal Service JSC or Ukrposhta is the national postal service of Ukraine. It is a public company 100% owned by the State due to its strategic importance.

airBaltic maintains connectivity to and from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius and Tampere, connecting them to European business cities and transport hubs as well as a range of leisure destinations.

airBaltic YL-CSL Airbus A220-300. Latvia special livery flag. Photo: Lorenzo Giacobbo/Airways

A220-300 Asia-Pacific Tour

airBaltic is participating in an Airbus demonstration tour in the Asia-Pacific region, showcasing its latest A220-300 aircraft. During the tour, airBaltic’s A220-300 will fly to four different locations in the region.

The first three stops of the tour were in Sydney, Australia, Singapore and Hanoi, Vietnam. The plane will then fly to Tokyo, Japan. On each visit, guests are invited to view the aircraft, listen to product briefings from Airbus executives and participate in a short demonstration flight.

AirBaltic has carried around 8 million passengers on its Airbus A220-300 to date. The Airbus A220-300s have flown more than 200,000 block hours and completed more than 92,000 flights.

Since May 2020, BT has operated all of its flights with the aircraft type, reducing complexity and benefiting from the aircraft’s increased efficiency. The airline already has 34 A220-300 aircraft in its fleet, with six more expected to join in 2022.

Featured image: airBaltic A220-300 YL-CSJ (Estonian flag livery). Photo: Lorenzo Giacobbo/Airways

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