World tour: Airbus A220 makes maiden landing in Nepal

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    Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Sunday and Monday had the presence of the A220-300,bearing airBaltic livery. A220 is the newest addition to the Airbus family of commercial aircraft that made its first visit to Nepal as part of a world demonstration tour.

    As part of its world demonstration tour, the jet touched down at the Zhuhai Airshow in China on November 5.

    The aircraft, formerly known as the CSeries, landed in Chengdu on November 9 and then toured Koh Samui in Thailand on November 10, said Christine De Gagne, aircraft interiors marketing director of Airbus. The jet is scheduled to land in Istanbul, Turkey on Monday.It will then return to airBaltic’s base in Riga, Latvia on Wednesday.

    According to Gagne, there have been more than 400 orders for the A220 family of aircraft. So far 43 A220-300s have been delivered, she said.

    News Source : The Kathmandu Post

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