|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.
|Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 6):|
Easyjet is 2.5 years
Ryanair is 2.8 years
|Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 17):|
I would think QR, UL, and EK would be up there.
|Quoting Flybynight (Reply 23):|
I was sure it was NW!!!
|Quoting Flyorski (Reply 25):|
I wonder how long those new DC-9s will be around? Definitely not more than 5 years
|Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 30):|
Virgin America's average fleet age is 0.8 Years
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 16):|
As FR replaces their older 738s with brand-new machine
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 47):|
Any link to those stats.