Latvian airline airBaltic has retired its final Boeing 737 aircraft.
On December 17, 2020 the airline made a delivery flight of its last remaining Boeing 737 aircraft, YL-BBX, to its new owners Magnetic MRO. Earlier this year Magnetic MRO acquired three Boeing 737 aircraft from airBaltic.
airBaltic introduced the first Boeing 737 aircraft back in 2003. Over the years, 20 different Boeing 737 aircraft in total have carried more than 22 million passengers and have performed more than 280 thousand flights all across the Europe and beyond.
Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic:
“Since May 2020, airBaltic operates all of its flights with a single aircraft type – Airbus A220-300, thus minimizing the complexity and benefiting from the additional efficiency provided by the aircraft. Yet Boeing 737 aircraft were a notable part of the airBaltic fleet for 17 years. They served as our breakthrough, helping to establish ourselves as a strong regional carrier.”
airBaltic now operates an all Airbus A220-300 fleet, currently operating 25 of the aircraft.
About airBaltic (BT)
airBaltic is the Latvian flag carrier. It is headquartered at Riga and has bases at Tallinin and Vilnius.
The Latvian state owns 96.14% of the airline.
Routes: airBaltic operates a network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.
Fleet: airBaltic currently has 25 145-seat Airbus A220-300 aircraft.
Passengers: Over 5 million in 2019.
N.B. Image credit: airBaltic / YouTube