Fog pre­vents airBaltic’s new air­craft from land­ing

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On Thurs­day, 29 De­cem­ber, airBaltic’s new CS300 air­craft failed to land in Paris be­cause of thick fog in the area. The air­craft was redi­rected to Frank­furt, ac­cord­ing to the air­line’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ja­nis Vanags.

A sim­i­lar thing hap­pened on Wed­nes­day, 28 De­cem­ber, when a flight with a CS300 to Am­s­ter­dam could not land and was redi­rected to Dus­sel­dorf.

Vanags ex­plained that CS300 air­craft is brand new. It will re­quire at least six months for the crew to get used to it. Be­cause of that, if weather con­di­tions do not com­ply with min­i­mal safety re­quire­ments, all such air­craft will be redi­rected to other air­ports for safety rea­sons.

Vanags said that it is a nor­mal prac­tice for new air­craft. «We are in the so-called warm-up pe­riod. We have con­di­tions and a rea­son for not do­ing as much with CS300 as we do with other air­craft types,» – he said, adding that CS300 are not be­ing used at their po­ten­tial.

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