Inside an airBaltic A220-300
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Airbus deploys airBaltic A220-300 on marketing flight to Sydney, Singapore, Hanoi and Tokyo

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Airbus has deployed an airBaltic A220-300 on a demonstration flight to Sydney (Australia), Singapore, Hanoi (Vietnam) and Tokyo (Japan).

On each leg of the week-long demonstration tour, invited guests will get to board the airBaltic aircraft which features 145 seats in a single class passenger cabin.

The A220 is available in two versions, with the -100 variant seating between 100 and 130 passengers and the larger -300 variant seating between 130 and 160 in typical airline layouts.

Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1500G geared turbofan engines, the A220 is capable of flying non-stop on routes of up to 3,400 nautical miles (6,300 km), and generates fuel savings of up to 25% compared with older generation aircraft of a similar size.

Today, the A220-300 is operated in the Asia-Pacific region by Korean Air on both domestic and international services with 10 aircraft.

Air Vanuatu has ordered three A220s, comprising two A220-100s and one A220-300, and Qantas announced on Monday that it is ordering 20 aircraft as part of its domestic fleet replacement program.

To date, Airbus has received 740 orders for the A220 and delivered more than 200.

Asia-Pacific is a core market for Airbus and it is the fastest growing market for air transport with 5.5% annual growth in passenger traffic (versus a global average of 4.3%). Today the region accounts for a third of the European manufacturer’s total order book and a third of its revenues.

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Looks pretty darned tight.

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U mean that they cannot sell to their own people ???.

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@Reckless

Looks pretty darned tight.

It's only 200 mm narrower than a 3 + 3 Boeing 737, but Bombardier decided to give wider seat to each passenger instead.

@TARA TAN KITAOKA

U mean that they cannot sell to their own people ???.

The A220 is a hot seller, basically the perfect point to point route airliner because of its 20% fuel efficiency over A320 and Boeing 737. Where A320 and 737 cannot fly profitable, A220 will turn a profit.

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