Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Another China outing for an airBaltic A220 tomorrow.

Inside airBaltic Airbus A220-300, YL-CSI operating the first cargo flight to and from China. Photo airBaltic 


The Latvian national airline airBaltic is to perform a second flight carrying one million face masks from China on once of its Airbus A220 aircraft.

The carrier, majority-owned by the Latvian state confirmed that it would operate a second of these special cargo flights tomorrow, April 9th. The Airbus jet will operate from the firms home base of Riga and will fly to and from Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport in China, bringing around one million face masks made in Zhejiang and Jiangsu regions to Latvia.

The flight is organized with the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, AirLink Aviation Services and Wish Global.

 airBaltic Airbus A220-300, YL-CSI operating the first cargo flight to and from China. Photo airBaltic 
Overall, 615 boxes or 5.2 tonnes of approximately one million face masks will be carried intended for the National Health Service of the Republic of Latvia. Three pilots and two technicians will be on board the aircraft to perform the flight.


The airlines boss, CEO Martin Gauss has sent a letter to the airline's customers today warning that he is having to downsize the airline by getting rid of 700 staff, axing the Q400 and Boeing 737 fleets and discussing with Airbus about a rearrangements on the delivery schedule for its outstanding order of some 80 A220-300 aircraft. 



airBaltic Airbus A220-300, YL-CSI operating the first cargo flight to and from China. Photo airBaltic

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