Airbus Delivers 100th A220 Aircraft

by Chris Dong

In just over three years since it delivered its first aircraft (then the Bombardier C Series), Airbus has now delivered its 100th A220. The launch customer of the A220 was SWISS back in June 2016.

Over the weekend, Airbus handed over the keys cockpit controls over to airBaltic, the Riga, Latvia-based airline that now operates 20 Airbus A220-300s.

a220 100th

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Airbus held a ceremony at the A220 program’s headquarters in Mirabel, Canada. airBaltic took delivery of an all-economy configured A220-300 with 149 seats in a modernized livery. The refreshed livery now includes the airline’s signature green extending down from the tail to the underside of the fuselage. There’s also special “100th A220” titles on both sides of the plane.

As of October 2019, the A220 has received 530 firm orders from over 20 airlines worldwide. One of those customers is Delta, who is betting big on the A220. Delta plans to have 90 A220s by 2023, with many already operating.

The semi-famous Delta A220 Lavatory

The famous Delta A220 lavatory

That’s good news since the aircraft is pretty comfortable (even in economy) and passenger-friendly. There’s even a window in one of the rear lavatories in Delta’s version of the plane.

Related: The Full List Of Delta A220 Routes

All of this comes at a time when the Boeing 737 MAX, a larger narrowbody aircraft that many airlines were also considering, remains grounded.

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