AirBaltic CEO Martin Gauss told ATW the Airbus A220-300 (former Bombardier CS300) has so far delivered higher-than-expected fuel savings. In addition, the launch operator has overcome many technical issues with the aircraft.
“We can confirm the fuel burn savings is higher than expected-a positive surprise”, Gauss said. He explained that at current fuel prices of $800 per ton, a 22% fuel savings on each flight sector is a significant amount of money.
The new aircraft are no longer late in terms of delivery. All aircraft will be replaced with A220-300s, which airBaltic expects to have 80 in service by 2025.
Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham http://atwonline.com/airlines/ceo-airbaltic-a220-300-delivers-higher-expected-fuel-savings