We are back for a week-end with friends in the Baltics. Not a lot of options from Paris to Riga, we will fly on the Air Baltic A220.
I am very happy to fly back on an A220, and especially to try it on a 2nd airline. I keep in mind a not so good memory about Air Baltic, on a flight back from Tallinn on a Fokker 50, then on a B737-300. I hope the new A220 of Air Baltic would help them improve their level, especially when seeing the price of the flights (250€ go and turn).
The routing will be the following.
BT692 - Economique - Paris → Riga - Airbus A220-300You are here
BT693 - Economique - Riga → Paris - Airbus A220-300Coming soon
I arrive at CDG airport by train, direction the terminal 2B. Ast impression, the terminal feels new, it has just ended its renewal.
Nobody at Air Baltic desk, but bad news, our flight is delayed of 30 min.
Lugage check, common between 2B and 2D, it's new,fast and the staff is very kind. To go to the gates, we meet with the orange corner.
New shops have appeared on the common area between 2B and 2D. The renew of these terminals is a good surprise.
Thanks to huge windows, a nice spotting is to come : :) A319 ITA in its new livery, for LIN :
Brussels Airlines in A319 new livery :
A320 néo Swiss :
And our A220, which has arrived with a delay over 30 min
Pre-boarding is lauched, a low-cost reflex, which is to my mind not useful for Air Baltic. I continued to spot to board the last A319 Finnair, in oneworld livery
Then, it is our turn to board. Nothing to say, A220 matches well with Air Baltic livery.
Passage through the "Business"
Then, my seat : the 6A
Air Baltic is branded everywhere in the aircraft
Pitch is more than royal for a low cost carrier. The seat, is not as good as Air France A220, but is more than ok.
Sight on our PW 1500G, colors of Air Baltic are everywhere
One advantage compare to AF cabin is the "almost-individual" screen.
A safety video is broadcasted Not bad for an A220 !
Air Baltic is really proud of its A220
We will pushback with a delay of an hour. Passage in front of LH and Air Malta
Then, once again, next to the orange corner of the T2B
We will meet an other low-cost, with a different green color, on its way back to ORY
We aligned in front of this wonderful B777 in skyteam livery of AF
Takeoff over AF E&M
And, soon after, a clear blue sky for our flight
Sharklet always BK branded :
I will spend my cruise time by the window and on the IFE geovision
Cross over the Northern sea
We will start our descent over a very dark sky
And, under, it is even darker, even if it is only 2pm
Airport in sight
Not a lot of life next to RIX
Landing with a 40 min delay
B737-8 Max of SkyUp, which is not really in its place in RIX :(
On ira se parker à côté du roi de la low-cost. Décidement, RIX semble être un aéroport très low-cost friendly. Même si Air Baltic a très nettement réhaussé le ton avec ses A220
We will go parking next to the low-cost king. RIX seems to be a very low-cost friendly airport. Even if Air Baltic has improved a lot with its A220
Deboarding directly on the tarmac, and its -7°C in RIX
It is really Air Baltic kingdom
Many options available to join the city center
We decided to join the city-center via the Bus 22, in 20 min (for 1,70€)
Thanks for reading
See you soon for the way back
Papa Sierra Golf 91
Paris - CDG
Riga - RIX
A very good flight on the A220 of Air Baltic, which is way over the low-cost level, despite a high ticket price. CDG 2B/2D have improved a lot thanks to there renewal. RIX seems to be well adapted to Air Baltic's needs, and is easily accessible from the city center
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Thank you for sharing this FR!
The BT A220s are very sleek looking in their livery and share the grey/lime green ambience of their neighbors to the north (AY). The fare is not very LCC, yet the service is^^
The seat belt choices in the “J” seats on BT are quite unique.
Nice to see a report on the BT A220! It's really a beautiful aircraft inside and out! The cabin still looks nice. I've yet to fly on an A220, but am glad that it's turned out to be a popular aircraft after a shaky and uncertain start.
Thanks for sharing!
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