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Uganda Airlines wins the "ch-aviation World's Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2022"

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To determine which airlines currently operate and which lessors manage the youngest aircraft fleet, ch-aviation maintains an extensive aircraft fleet database consisting of more than 4,700 active airlines, more than 65,000 aircraft, and 1,000 lessors worldwide.

Uganda's national carrier Uganda Airlines operates the world's youngest aircraft fleet for the second year in a row. Boasting an average aircraft age of only 1,95 years, they have been named the winner of the "ch-aviation World's Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2022".

For the first time, ch-aviation also recognises aircraft leasing companies with the "ch-aviation World's Youngest Aircraft Portfolio Award 2022". The aircraft Leasing company managing the youngest fleet is CMB Financial Leasing, with an average age of 3,91 years.

The ch-aviation Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award was conceived to honour airlines and aircraft leasing companies worldwide who maintain young and efficient aircraft. Keeping a modern fleet and portfolio by using new generations of aircraft contributes significantly to the decrease of CO2 within the aviation industry and helps achieve better fuel efficiency. This represents a huge step forward for sustainability, and ch-aviation has decided to give them the recognition they deserve.

To determine which airlines currently operate and which lessors manage the youngest aircraft fleet, ch-aviation maintains an extensive aircraft fleet database consisting of more than 4,700 active airlines, more than 65,000 aircraft, and 1,000 lessors worldwide.

Thomas Jaeger, the CEO of ch-aviation, said of the Award: "The ch-aviation Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award recognises Airlines and Aircraft Leasing companies worldwide that operate young fleets and manage young portfolios, respectively. The efficient newer aircraft generations are vital for lowering CO2 emissions and making flying more environmentally friendly, and we commend the winners for 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. "

Here are the Top 5 youngest aircraft fleets worldwide:

Ranking

Operator

Continent

Average aircraft age

Fleet Size

1

Uganda Airlines

Africa

1,95 years

6

2

SKY Airline

South America

1,99 years

28

3

SalamAir

Asia

2,39 years

7

4

Viva

South America

2,45 years

21

5

flyadeal

Asia

2,76 years

16

 

The Award also acknowledges:

  • The Top 5 youngest aircraft fleets worldwide in the category of airlines with 100 or more aircraft in their fleet
  • The Top 5 youngest aircraft fleets from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America
  • The Top 5 Aircraft Leasing companies worldwide (<100 aircraft) managing the youngest aircraft fleet
  • The Top 5 Aircraft Leasing companies worldwide managing 100 or more aircraft in their portfolio

Top 5 youngest aircraft fleets with 100 or more aircraft in their fleet:

Ranking

Operator

Continent

Average aircraft age

Fleet Size

1

Frontier Airlines

North America

4,15 years

112

2

IndiGo Airlines

Asia

4,28 years

278

3

Wizz Air

Europe

5,20 years

147

4

flydubai

Asia

5,25 years

123

5

Spring Airlines

Asia

6,14 years

111

 

 

Asia's youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking

Operator

Average aircraft age

Fleet Size

1

SalamAir

2,39 years

7

2

flyadeal

2,76 years

16

3

Vistara

2,96 years

54

4

Hunan Airlines

3,35 years

16

5

Colorful Guizhou Airlines

3,51 years

15

 

Africa's youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking

Operator

Average aircraft age

Fleet Size

1

Uganda Airlines

1,95 years

6

2

Jambojet

3,59 years

6

3

Air Seychelles

5,07 years

7

4

Air Austral

6,30 years

11

5

Air Tanzania

6,56 years

13

 

Europe's youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking

Operator

Average aircraft age

Fleet Size

1

airBaltic

2,87 years

33

2

Azimuth

3,79 years

15

3

Helvetic Airways

3,81 years

16

4

Pobeda

4,50 years

44

5

BRA - Braathens Regional Airways

4,93 years

12

 

North America's youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking

Operator

Average aircraft age

Fleet Size

1

Frontier Airlines

4,15 years

112

2

Flair Airlines

4,42 years

12

3

VivaAerobus

5,29 years

52

4

Volaris

5,61 years

99

5

Swoop

6,21 years

10

 

Oceania's youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking

Operator

Average aircraft age

Fleet Size

1

Fiji Link

5,28 years

7

2

Fiji Airways

5,67 years

13

3

Air Tahiti

6,09 years

9

4

Air New Zealand

8,46 years

111

5

Jetstar Airways

10,74 years

69

 

South America's youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking

Operator

Average aircraft age

Fleet Size

1

SKY Airline

1,99 years

28

2

Viva

2,45 years

21

3

JetSMART

2,93 years

14

4

EasyFly (Colombia)

4,32 years

17

5

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras

7,12 years

153

 

The Top 5 Aircraft Leasing companies worldwide (<100 aircraft), managing the youngest aircraft fleet:

Ranking

Lessor

Average aircraft age

Fleet Size

1

CMB Financial Leasing

3,92 years

59

2

Kunlun Financial Leasing

4,15 years

19

3

International Airfinance

4,63 years

55

4

SkyCo Leasing

5,18 years

22

5

GOAL

5,19 years

40

 


The Top 5 Aircraft Leasing companies worldwide (100+ aircraft), managing the youngest aircraft fleet:

 

Ranking

Lessor

Average aircraft age

Fleet Size

1

BOC Aviation

5,36 years

435

2

Jackson Square Aviation

5,76 years

195

3

SMBC Aviation Capital

5,79 years

454

4

CALC

5,97 years

175

5

CDB Aviation

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