Avation said it had acquired and leased its fifth new Airbus A220-300 aircraft to airBaltic, the Latvian hybrid carrier.

The 12-year lease for the aircraft MSN 55052 commenced on 26 April 2019, the company said.

'This addition grows our overall fleet to 44 commercial passenger aircraft with a further 12 on order out to the year 2022,' said Avation's Executive Chairman, Jeff Chatfield.