Uganda Airlines Awarded 2021 World’s Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award

Uganda Airlines Awarded 2021 World’s Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award

According to ch-aviation an aviation blog, Uganda’s National Airline Uganda Airlines wins the worlds’ youngest aircraft fleet 2021 Award in the ch-aviation world’s Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2021.

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.

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 recognises 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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photo of the virtual Uganda Airlines plaque Award

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:

RankingOperatorAverage aircraft ageFleet sizeHome base
1Uganda Airlines1.15 years6Africa
2SKY Airline1.34 years17South America
3SalamAir1.90 years6Asia
4JetSMART2.27 years14South America
5airBaltic2.40 years25Europe

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

In the overall youngest Aircraft Fleet on the continent, Jambojet a Kenyan local Airline scoops 2nd place followed by Air Seychelles, Ethiopian Airlines and egyptAir respectively.

Africa’s youngest aircraft fleets:

RankingOperatorAverage aircraft ageFleet sizeHome base
1Uganda Airlines1.15 years6Uganda
2Jambojet2.78 years6Kenya
3Air Seychelles4.30 years7Seychelles
4Ethiopian Airlines6.46 years118Ethiopia
5EgyptAir6.48 years68Egypt
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