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To determine which airlines currently operate the youngest aircraft fleets, ch-aviation maintains an extensive aircraft database of more than 4,800 active operators, more than 77,000 aircraft, and 2,900 aircraft owners worldwide.

ch-aviation established the Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award to revere airlines worldwide who understand the value and necessity of investing in their fleets, introducing new-generation aircraft that considerably reduce CO2 emissions in the aviation industry and improve fuel economy. Sustainability represents a significant challenge and will continue to require giant leaps forward for the aviation industry. Hence, the ch-aviation has decided to honour them with this award that celebrates their effort.

Starlux Airlines, a renowned Taiwanese carrier, has won the “ch-aviation World’s and Asia’s Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award” for the second year in a row, with the fleet’s average aircraft age of only 2.04* years! The airline stands out again for its dedication to maintaining a modern fleet, contributing to fuel efficiency and sustainability.

Starlux Airlines

Thomas Jaeger, the CEO of ch-aviation, said of the Award: “ch-aviation established the Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award to revere airlines worldwide who understand the value and necessity of investing in their fleets, introducing new-generation aircraft that considerably reduce CO2 emissions in the aviation industry and improve fuel economy. Sustainability represents a significant challenge and will continue to require giant leaps forward for the aviation industry. Hence, the ch-aviation has decided to honour them with this award that celebrates their effort. It is essential to say that this Award is entirely based on non-manipulable fleet data. There is no jury or any other subjective parameter involved.”

In 2nd place is Lynx Air, in 3d Arajet, in 4th Vistara and in 5th place is JetSMART.

Here are the Top 5 youngest aircraft fleets worldwide:

Ranking Operator Continent Average aircraft age Fleet Size
1 Starlux Airlines Asia 2.04 years 21
2 Lynx Air North America 2.81 years 9
3 Arajet North America 2.93 years 8
4 Vistara Asia 2.94 years 67
5 JetSMART* South America 3.05 years 32

* Includes: JetSMART, JetSMART Perú, JetSMART Argentina

The Award also acknowledges:

  • The Top 5 youngest aircraft fleets from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America
  • The Top 5 youngest aircraft fleets worldwide in the category “100+ aircraft in their fleet”

Africa’s Top 5 youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking Operator Average aircraft age Fleet Size
1 Uganda Airlines 4.04 years 6
2 Jambojet 5.23 years 8
3 Air Tanzania 5.84 years 14
4 Air Cairo 6.53 years 31
5 Air Austral 7.14 years 9

 

Asia’s Top 5 youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking Operator Average aircraft age Fleet Size
1 Starlux Airlines 2.04 years 21
2 Vistara 2.94 years 67
3 flyadeal 3.10 years 32
4 Genghis Khan Airlines 3.51 years 6
5 Peach Aviation 3.74 years 35

 

Europe’s Top 5 youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking Operator Average aircraft age Fleet Size
1 PLAY 3.51 years 10
2 airBaltic 3.54 years 46
3 Wizz Air** 4.42 years 198
4 Pegasus Airlines 4.53 years 108
5 French Bee 4.59 years 6

 ** Includes: Wizz Air, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, Wizz Air Malta, Wizz Air UK

 

North America’s Top 5 youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking Operator Average aircraft age Fleet Size
1 Lynx Air 2.81 years 9
2 Arajet 2.93 years 8
3 Frontier Airlines 4.38 years 136
4 Flair Airlines 5.13 years 20
5 VivaAerobus 5.45 years 81

  

South America’s Top 5 youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking Operator Average aircraft age Fleet Size
1 JetSMART* 3.05 years 32
2 SKY Airline*** 3.71 years 30
3 Clic 6.40 years 20
4 Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras 7.67 years 175
5 avianca**** 8.81 years 152

* Includes: JetSMART, JetSMART Perú, JetSMART Argentina
*** Includes: SKY Airline (Chile), SKY Airline Perú
**** Includes: avianca airlines, avianca airlines Ecuador, avianca airlines El Salvador, avianca cargo, avianca express

 

Oceania’s Top 5 youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking Operator Average aircraft age Fleet Size
1 Fiji Airways***** 7.11 years 21
2 Air Tahiti 7.16 years 11
3 Air New Zealand 9.55 years 108
4 Jetstar Airways 10.67 years 81
5 Virgin Australia****** 13.40 years 101

***** Includes: Fiji Airways and Fiji Link
****** Includes: Virgin Australia, Virgin Australia International, and Virgin Australia Regional

 

World’s Top 5 youngest aircraft fleets in the category “100+ aircraft in their fleet”:

Ranking Operator Continent Average aircraft age Fleet Size
1 IndiGo Airlines Asia 3.94 years 344
2 Frontier Airlines North America 4.38 years 136
3 Wizz Air** Europe 4.42 years 198
4 Pegasus Airlines Europe 4.53 years 108
5 Volaris******* North America 5.82 years 129

 ** Includes: Wizz Air, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, Wizz Air Malta, Wizz Air UK
******* Includes: Volaris, Volaris Costa Rica, Volaris El Salvador

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