Latvian airline airBaltic on December 17, 2020 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.
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 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.
Boeing 737 offered airBaltic a significantly longer range, increased seat capacity and faster flight speed. These new features allowed the airline to expand the network and reach new destinations like Tel Aviv, Lisbon or Baku.