After the lowest point this year, in April, when airlines were accepting only 15 deliveries, we had rapid growth in June and continued growth in July, but August is showing decreasing numbers again. Manufacturers have delivered only 39 new aircraft to airlines globally.
If we compare numbers to 2019, where we had tracked 92 new aircraft deliveries in August worldwide, we are now seeing a decrease of almost 60%.
At Boeing, after the lowest point in May, with only three aircraft delivered – all of them freighters, in June they doubled their deliveries, but July fell back to an output of just four. In August the US manufacturer delivered nine aircraft, 3 of them for FedEx Express, followed by United Airlines (2), AirBridgeCargo (1), ANA – All Nippon Airways (1), Lufthansa Cargo (1), and Vistara (1).
Airbus has managed to deliver 29 aircraft in August, which equals 65% of the number a year earlier. Their lowest point was reached in April with only eight aircraft delivered, comparing to April 2019 when there were 72 aircraft delivered. From April onwards, we can see a positive trend, reaching a peak in July with 55 aircraft delivered, but again decreasing numbers in August. Out of 29, 3 aircraft were delivered to Wizz Air, followed by Delta Air Lines (2), Lufthansa (2), Shenzhen Airlines (2), Volaris (2), and various airlines with one aircraft only.
We have used ch-aviation fleets advanced for this analysis. If you are interested into more detailed insights, on the following link you can find August deliveries overview with the operator / aircraft variant / registration / delivery date and many other details listed.
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