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Design competition: What will AirBaltic's 50th Airbus A220 look like?

Design competition: What will AirBaltic's 50th Airbus A220 look like?

Within a year, Latvia's national airline will take delivery of its 50th Airbus A220. It receives a special paint that is chosen through the competition. An overview of the 21 designs that made it to the final.

At the Dubai Airshow, AirBaltic implemented its long-term plan. The Latvian national airline has ordered an additional 30 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. This brought its total order to 80 units and made it the largest European customer for the Canadian-developed regional jet.

AirBaltic is already aiming to reach 100 aircraft. Because she also obtained the rights to purchase 20 additional copies. “Our plan is to use a maximum of 30 percent of the fleet for wet-lease orders,” the airline’s president, Martin Gauss, told aeroTELEGRAPH in the summer. The rest will be needed for scheduled work. Gauss explained the increase in numbers that can still be grown in the Baltics and elsewhere.

840 entries from all over the world

In November 2024, AirBaltic will reach the halfway point. It will then receive the 50th Airbus A220-300. She wants to celebrate this with a special paint job. To this end, the airline has launched a competition in which non-professional designers can participate. 840 participants from all over the world arrived in Riga.

Of these, the airline selected 21 as finalists. Members of Air Baltic's frequent flyer program can now vote on this.

In the photo gallery above you can see all the nominated suggestions for special paintworks from Air Baltic. Clicking on the image opens the gallery in large format.