Uganda Airlines Wins Aviation World’s Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2021

Uganda Airlines Wins Aviation World’s Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2021

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By Spy Uganda

This year, the airline with the youngest aircraft fleet worldwide is Uganda Airlines. The African country’s national carrier has therefore been named Winner of the “ch-aviation World’s Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2021”, with an average aircraft age of 1.15* years.

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To determine which airlines currently operate the youngest aircraft fleets, ch-aviation maintains an extensive aircraft fleet database consisting of more than 5,000 operators and more than 65,000 aircraft worldwide.

Thomas Jaeger, the CEO of ch-aviation, said of the Award:

“The ch-aviation Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award recognizes airlines worldwide for keeping their fleet young, modern and efficient. Operators dedicated to keeping their aircraft fleet young and using new generations of aircraft contribute significantly to the decrease of C02 emissions within the aviation industry and help achieve better fuel efficiency.”

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He added We congratulate Uganda Airlines and all other airlines that won the award this year for their hard effort in renewing their fleets, therefore making flying more environmentally friendly. It is important to say that this Award is entirely based on non-manipulable fleet data. There is no jury or any other subjective parameter involved.”

The top five World’s Youngest Aircraft Fleets are:

Ranking Operator Average aircraft age Fleet size Home base
1 Uganda Airlines 1.15 years 6 Africa
2 SKY Airline 1.34 years 17 South America
3 SalamAir 1.90 years 6 Asia
4 JetSMART 2.27 years 14 South America
5 airBaltic 2.40 years 25 Europe

The Award also acknowledges the top five youngest aircraft fleets from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America.

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Asia’s youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking Operator Average aircraft age Fleet size Home base
1 SalamAir 1.90 years 6 Oman
2 Japan Air Commuter 2.68 years 9 Japan
3 flyadeal 2.75 years 12 Saudi Arabia
4 Hunan Airlines 2.98 years 13 China
5 Colorful Guizhou Airlines 3.18 years 13 China

Africa’s youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking Operator Average aircraft age Fleet size Home base
1 Uganda Airlines 1.15 years 6 Uganda
2 Jambojet 2.78 years 6 Kenya
3 Air Seychelles 4.30 years 7 Seychelles
4 Ethiopian Airlines 6.46 years 118 Ethiopia
5 EgyptAir 6.48 years 68 Egypt

Europe’s youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking Operator Average aircraft age Fleet size Home base
1 airBaltic 2.41 years 25 Latvia
2 Azimuth 3.15 years 13 Russia
3 Binter Canarias 3.53 years 26 Spain
4 BRA – Braathens Regional Airways 4.14 years 12 Sweden
5 Pobeda 4.99 years 35 Russia

North America’s youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking Operator Average aircraft age Fleet size Home base
1 Frontier Airlines 4.20 years 100 USA
2 VivaAerobus 4.24 years 41 Mexico
3 Volaris 5.23 years 83 Mexico
4 WestJet Encore 5.43 years 47 Canada
5 Swoop 5.46 years 9 Canada

Oceania’s youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking Operator Average aircraft age Fleet size Home base
1 Fiji Link 4.49 years 7 Fiji
2 Air Tahiti 5.29 years 10 French Polynesia
3 Fiji Airways 7.41 years 12 Fiji
4 Air New Zealand 8.14 years 113 New Zealand
5 Jetstar Airways 10.52 years 69 Australia

South America’s youngest aircraft fleets:

Ranking Operator Average aircraft age Fleet size Home base
1 SKY Airline 1.35 years 16 Chile
2 JetSMART 2.28 years 14 Chile
3 Viva Air Colombia 3.22 years 19 Colombia
4 EasyFly 3.78 years 16 Colombia
5 Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras 6.38 years 144 Brazil

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