Sunday, 29 March 2020

Air Baltic use Airbus A220 to fly faces masks and respirators from China to Latvia

The Latvian airline airBaltic used an Airbus A220-300 registered as YL-CSI to bring nearly one million face masks and respirators all the way from China to its home base of Riga.

The flight from Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport in China took just over six and a half hours to complete and covered a distance of some 4815 kilometres.

The airline has also been operating a limited number of repatriation flights,  bringing stranded Latvian citizens back from destinations such as London, Tenerife, Amsterdam, Malaga and Frankfurt.   "We are continuing the special flights to bring home Baltic people currently stranded abroad. Safety of our passengers and employees is above all - according to the safety standards, our crew has temporarily changed their uniforms to special suits. During flights, we provide passengers with face masks and disinfection wipes. We invite passengers to be responsible towards others and respect the government restrictions after returning home." the carrier said. 

Next special repatriation flight is on 30th to and from Frankfurt

(Photos airBaltic)

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