Fog prevents airBaltic’s new aircraft from landing
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.