airBaltic A220-300 made its first visit to Nepal on Nov 11th, 2018.
Airbus is flying Latvian Airline (airBaltic) as part of a world demonstration tour. Airbus tweeted “Where better than a first visit to Kathmandu to demonstrate the performance of the #A220 at high altitude airports?Thanks to the visitors who came for a glimpse of the state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials & latest-gen technologies of this radical innovator! #A220Tour “
Where better than a first visit to Kathmandu to demonstrate the performance of the #A220 at high altitude airports?Thanks to the visitors who came for a glimpse of the state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials & latest-gen technologies of this radical innovator! #A220Tour pic.twitter.com/IjqI3aUHkk
— Airbus (@Airbus) November 12, 2018
The A220-300 first attended the Zhuhai airshow (China) from November 5 until November 8 before flying to Chengdu on November 9.
— airBaltic (@airBaltic) November 8, 2018
It then continued its journey with a stopover in Koh Samui (Thailand) on November 10 before flying to Kathmandu (Nepal) on November 11. After that, the airBaltic A220 will go to Istanbul (Turkey) on November 12 before returning to its home base in Riga (Latvia) on November 14.
The A220 demonstration tour is a great opportunity for Airbus to showcase its newest family member in front of airlines and media, and to offer a close up view of the aircraft`s outstanding characteristics, comfort, and performance, that benefit both operators and passengers alike.
airBaltic’s A220-300 features a comfortable cabin arrangement able to accommodate 145 passengers in true widebody comfort. The Latvian airline already operates 13 A220-300s out of a total of 50 ordered.
The A220 is the only aircraft purpose built for the 100-150 seat market, and it delivers unbeatable fuel efficiency and true widebody comfort in a single-aisle aircraft. The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20 percent lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft. With a range of up to 3,200 nm (5,020 km), the A220 offers the performance of larger single-aisle aircraft.
With an order book of over 400 aircraft to date, the A220 has all the credentials to win the lion’s share of the 100- to 150-seat aircraft market.