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Airline Profiles – airBaltic

by Matt Falcus

airBaltic is the state-owned national carrier of Latvia. It is based at Riga International Airport, operating flights throughout Europe with a mixed short- and medium-haul fleet of airliners. It was formed in 1995.

The airline also operates out of neighbouring Baltic states of Estonia and Lithuania.

In the past airBaltic operated many different types of aircraft, including Avro RJ70, Fokker 50 and Saab 340. In recent years it has begun a fleet modernisation plan, with the introduction of new Bombardier CSeries CS300 aircraft. The airline was the first in the world to operate the type, and has introduced it on its mainline services to key destinations.

In the future airBaltic plans to retire its Boeing 737 fleet by 2020, and also its DHC-8 Q400 turboprop fleet by 2022. At present it intends to operate solely with CS300 aircraft.

Website: https://www.airbaltic.com

Hubs: Riga, Tallinn, Vilnus


airBaltic Fleet

airBaltic 737

By Dmitriy Pichugin [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

Boeing 737-300

  • YL-BBI
  • YL-BBJ
  • YL-BBR
  • YL-BBS
  • YL-BBX
  • YL-BBY

Boeing 737-500

  • YL-BBD
  • YL-BBE
  • YL-BBM
  • YL-BBN
  • YL-BBQ


airBaltic cs300

Bombardier CS300

  • YL-CSA
  • YL-CSB
  • YL-CSC
  • YL-CSD
  • YL-CSE
  • YL-CSF
  • YL-CSG


airBaltic YL-BBT. Photo (c) Matt Varley

de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402/402NG

  • YL-BAE
  • YL-BAF
  • YL-BAH
  • YL-BAI
  • YL-BAJ
  • YL-BAQ
  • YL-BAX
  • YL-BAY
  • YL-BBT
  • YL-BBU
  • YL-BBV
  • YL-BBW





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