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Who Has The Youngest Fleet? - Current Stats

Tue May 22, 2007 8:05 pm

Which Airline operates the Worlds youngest fleet & what are the current stats ranking wise.Is there a link somewhere with the data.

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Tue May 22, 2007 8:34 pm

I know SQ is up there. It usually has a very young fleet when compared to some other airlines. The stats is now like 11 years i THINK. Hopefully if the A380 isnt delayed then this number should drop down and as they are replacing their OLD b744 this number should decrease quite a bit very soon

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Tue May 22, 2007 8:38 pm

CO advertises one of the youngest if not the youngest in the U.S. of the legacy carriers, but don't know of a link, sorry.
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Tue May 22, 2007 8:41 pm

Jet Blue, Ryanair, Wizz and easyJet are all operating exceptionally young fleets.
 
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Who Has The Youngest Fleet? - Current Stats

Tue May 22, 2007 8:42 pm

I read that Easyjet has a fleet age of 2.2 years.

I have tried to find a link but with no success

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Tue May 22, 2007 8:46 pm

FL has often advertised stating that it has the youngest Boeing fleet; its oldest 717 dates back to 1999.
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Who Has The Youngest Fleet? - Current Stats

Tue May 22, 2007 8:48 pm

Quoting Filton216 (Reply 4):
I read that Easyjet has a fleet age of 2.2 years.

Easyjet is 2.5 years

Ryanair is 2.8 years

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Tue May 22, 2007 8:54 pm

S5's fleet is actually younger than any of those posted here (1.9 years), though they don't do any flying for themselves.
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Tue May 22, 2007 9:21 pm

Can't tell you any figures but Cebu Pacific have not had their all Airbus fleet very long.
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Tue May 22, 2007 9:25 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
Which Airline operates the Worlds youngest fleet & what are the current stats ranking wise.Is there a link somewhere with the data.

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What about the new airlines in India...? What about 9W?
 
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Tue May 22, 2007 9:35 pm

Air Tahiti Nui as a very young fleet for a wide body fleet
 
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Tue May 22, 2007 9:49 pm

Hi,

MEA and Dragonair both have pretty young fleets! I think, for a while, Dragonair had the youngest fleet in the world (but don't quote me on that!  Smile).

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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Wed May 23, 2007 6:54 pm

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 9):
What about 9W

9W claims 4.5 to 5.5 yrs.But with fresh acquistions it'll drop.
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Wed May 23, 2007 8:07 pm

Virgin Blue has a fleet of around 49 737's with an average age of 4 years. Definately the youngest fleet in our region.
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Wed May 23, 2007 9:11 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 12):
9W claims 4.5 to 5.5 yrs.But with fresh acquistions it'll drop.
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So, doesn't that put them wayyyyyyy ahead of SQ? Also, the likes of IT and Spicejet should be having much younger fleets.....
 
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Wed May 23, 2007 11:20 pm

Quoting Peh (Reply 13):
Virgin Blue has a fleet of around 49 737's with an average age of 4 years. Definately the youngest fleet in our region.

NZ has an average fleet age now that the Saab340s have gone of 4.9 years. With 8x 789 due first off the lot when Boeing makes them (to replace the aging 763ER), the likelyhood of the 733 fleet being replaced and 744 fleet being replaced, along with the possibility of the ATR72 being replaced by Q400NZ will likely maintain an average fleet age of 4 years or less for the next decade.

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Wed May 23, 2007 11:25 pm

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 6):
Easyjet is 2.5 years

Ryanair is 2.8 years

As FR replaces their older 738s with brand-new machines, no doubt that average will fall, albeit only marginally.

Does U2 replace its older 73Gs/319s? Or will it? Or...?
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Wed May 23, 2007 11:33 pm

I would think QR, UL, and EK would be up there.
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Wed May 23, 2007 11:47 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 17):
I would think QR, UL, and EK would be up there.

QR 4.7 years
UL 11 years plus
EK 5.6 years

The fleet ages for both FR & U2 have to be a great acheivement, taking into consideration that they both operate over 100 aircraft. A small airline can quickly acheive a low fleet age by buying or leasing a hanful of new plane, but to average 2.5 or 2.8 years over a 100 aircraft fleet is very different.
 
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Thu May 24, 2007 2:26 am

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 14):
Also, the likes of IT and Spicejet should be having much younger fleets.....

IT def.
Any link to the stats.
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Thu May 24, 2007 8:30 am

Westjet has young fleet too
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Thu May 24, 2007 12:07 pm

Quoting Amritpal (Reply 20):
Westjet has young fleet too

2.9 years
 
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Thu May 24, 2007 12:14 pm

I hate to say it but what about SkyBus, their entire fleet is a few months old.
 
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Thu May 24, 2007 12:15 pm

I was sure it was NW!!!  devil 
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Fri May 25, 2007 12:39 am

Quoting Flybynight (Reply 23):
I was sure it was NW!!!

Ok, so...who has oldest fleet...? That would be interesting too....
 
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Fri May 25, 2007 12:43 am

Quoting Flybynight (Reply 23):
I was sure it was NW!!!

I wonder how long those new DC-9s will be around? Definitely not more than 5 years  Wink

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Fri May 25, 2007 1:23 am

These threads really make me laugh. The question is who has the youngest fleet. There is only one real answer, and it's darn near impossible to pin point the exact airline. Someone says airline 'a' has a fleet age of only 2.5 years. Then someone will say well this airline has around 3.2 years...well then it's not the youngest is it. There can only be one answer.

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Fri May 25, 2007 1:39 am

OO averages 2.3 years on their CRJ's, and a nice, 9.9 on the 120's. Combined total of 4.2. The 120 age is killing the total.
 
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Fri May 25, 2007 1:55 am

I would say Virgin America Big grin
 
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Fri May 25, 2007 1:58 am

I would say Transbrasil or VASP is up there.  Smile
 
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Fri May 25, 2007 2:02 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 28):
I would say Virgin America

Virgin America's average fleet age is 0.8 Years
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 2:05 am

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 30):

Which makes it one of the youngest, if not the youngest Big grin
 
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Fri May 25, 2007 2:09 am

Quoting Flyorski (Reply 25):
I wonder how long those new DC-9s will be around? Definitely not more than 5 years

With the 727s, DC-10-40s, DC-10-30s now gone, 747-200 leaving the fleet right now, and with the DC-9 being phased out, the Northwest Airlines flying museum flights are almost at an end. I'm not sure they'll be quite the same once their fleet is younger than I am.
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 2:34 am

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 30):
Virgin America's average fleet age is 0.8 Years

Nope. Skybus is flying part of Virgin America's fleet. Eventually SKB will give the planes back, and replace them with even newer ones--thus remaining the "new fleet" champ.

As an aside: I had a brand new bird on my line the other day (not SKB). Was all stoked to take it on its "first pax flight" when it went tech. Bummer. One of the mechanics told me he would rather have a plane with at least 1000 hours on it any day. I guess brand new planes are not what they are cracked up to be.
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 3:06 am

Quoting SansVGs (Reply 33):
Nope. Skybus is flying part of Virgin America's fleet. Eventually SKB will give the planes back, and replace them with even newer ones--thus remaining the "new fleet" champ.

Actually based on that that would probably bring the age of Virgin America's fleet down, given that those 319's where delivered in December and February.
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 3:39 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 16):
Does U2 replace its older 73Gs/319s? Or will it? Or...?

U2 is slowly replacing it's 73Gs, no plans to replace the 319s AFAIK. 73Gs to be replaced around 2011 I think, nice to see that EZY has a newer fleet than FR though.

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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 3:41 am

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 34):
Actually based on that that would probably bring the age of Virgin America's fleet down, given that those 319's where delivered in December and February.

Huh? Skybus will give back leased VA frames (to VA) at some point only to replace them with zero age planes--don't understand your logic.
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 4:40 am

Here's a short overview (average fleet age by the end of April), including the airlines mentioned and some more. Note: regional affiliates are not considered.


Kingfisher: 1.2
Spirit Als: 1.7
Vueling: 1.9
easyJet: 2.5
Etihad: 2.4
Jetstar: 2.5
Ryanair: 2.9
jetBlue: 3.0
WestJet: 3.0
Frontier: 3.4
GOL: 3.4
MEA: 4.0
TACA: 4.1
Virgin Blue: 4.1
AirTran: 4.3
Qatar Aws: 4.3
Air Deccan: 4.7
Air Europa: 4.9
Air Tahiti Nui: 5.2
Emirates: 5.3
Aer Lingus: 5.4
Jet Airways: 5.4
LTU: 5.5
China Als: 5.8
Virgin Atlantic: 5.8
Shanghai: 5.9
Finnair: 6.0
China Eastern: 6.1
Dragonair: 6.1
South African: 6.2
China Southern: 6.5
Singapore Als: 6.5
germanwings: 6.6
Hainan: 6.8
Asiana: 6.9
Turkish: 7.1
Austrian: 7.2
Vietnam: 7.3
EVA Air: 7.4
Air New Zealand: 7.5
TAM: 7.5
Air Berlin: 7.9
Air China: 7.9
LOT: 7.9
Air Asia: 8.2
Iberia: 8.3
Korean Air: 8.3
Swiss: 8.3
Kenya: 8.5
Air France: 8.7
Egypt Air: 8.7
Alaska: 8.9
Mexicana: 9.3
Continental: 9.5
Aeromexico: 9.6
Southwest: 9.8
Air Canada: 9.9
TAP: 10.0
Cathay: 10.1
KLM: 10.5
ANA: 10.6
Qantas: 10.8
Thai: 10.8
British Aws: 10.9
SAS: 11.1
SriLankan: 11.4
Brussels Als: 11.5
Malaysia: 11.5
Saudi Arabian: 11.5
JAL: 11,7
Air One: 12.0
Gulf Air: 12.0
US Airways: 12.1
LAN: 12.3
United: 12.3
Lufthansa: 12.5
PIA: 12.8
Alitalia: 13.0
Spanair: 13.0
El Al: 13.1
Delta: 13.4
Aeroflot: 13.6
American: 14.3
Indian: 14.7
Air India: 15.3
Northwest: 17.5



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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 5:43 am

Aren't these statistics a little flawed though? Of course newer airlines that are purchasing or leasing brand new planes are more likely to have a younger fleet age than airlines that have been around for decades and fly to over 300 destinations. That's just common sense. The more planes you have, the harder it is to maintain a young fleet age.
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 5:54 am

Quoting Db373 (Reply 38):
Aren't these statistics a little flawed though? Of course newer airlines that are purchasing or leasing brand new planes are more likely to have a younger fleet age than airlines that have been around for decades and fly to over 300 destinations. That's just common sense. The more planes you have, the harder it is to maintain a young fleet age.

That's true - it's always important to be careful with statistics. And not to forget - fleet age stats don't tell anything about maintenance, flight crew training or the cabin's condition.


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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 6:20 am

Quoting SansVGs (Reply 36):
Huh? Skybus will give back leased VA frames (to VA) at some point only to replace them with zero age planes--don't understand your logic.

I mean the average age of the two 319's Skybus has from Virgin America have an average younger then the average age of Virgin America's fleet of 8 320's
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 6:58 am

I'd much rather fly with an airline with the oldest fleet much more chance of flying on something interesting then.
 
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 7:13 am

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 40):
I mean the average age of the two 319's Skybus has from Virgin America have an average younger then the average age of Virgin America's fleet of 8 320's

OK--sorry--thanks. I didn't realize that the other 8 320's were older.

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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 7:20 am

Quoting Db373 (Reply 38):
Aren't these statistics a little flawed though?

The statistics are perfect - the mean age of all aircraft in the fleet. It's the perception that is flawed, the mindframe that older equals less safe.
 
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 7:40 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
?

MEL!!!! What's wrong with you? Is that a question mark in your title?

Hope you didn't have another bet going!

Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
Which Airline operates the Worlds youngest fleet

MEA?
 
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 7:44 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 16):

As FR replaces their older 738s with brand-new machine

Why in the world would they do that and lose all that revenue potential? Or did they perhaps try and expand too fast?
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 7:46 am

Quoting Queso (Reply 44):
Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
?

MEL!!!! What's wrong with you? Is that a question mark in your title?

What is a Question Mark.

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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 11:37 am

Quoting Queso (Reply 44):
MEL!!!! What's wrong with you? Is that a question mark in your title

Guess a Mod added it since I did not  Smile

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 37):

Any link to those stats.

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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Fri May 25, 2007 12:44 pm

AirTran 3.7 108
Alaska 10.0 110
Aloha 15.4 19
America West 11.9 108
American 13.3 699
American Eagle 5.3 267
ATA 6.6 25
Continental 8.5 356
Delta 13.1 434
Horizon 5.6 67
JetBlue 2.8 97
Midwest 9.3 35
Northwest 10.8 266
Southwest 9.4 445
United 11.7 401
USAirways 10.4 248
 
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RE: Who Has The Youngest Fleet?

Sat May 26, 2007 1:34 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 47):
Any link to those stats.

No, the stats are part of my own database which is based on various sources and gets updated permanently. My focus is on active fleets (I abstract leased out or stored aircraft), and I don't mix up freighters with pax planes or mainline aircraft with affiliates' equipment.


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