Average Fleet Age for Selected Airlines

The following links will go to detailed airline fleet age information compiled by AirFleets.net. The AirFleets.net data also breaks down aircraft age by aircraft model within that airline's fleet.

United States and Canada
Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
American Eagle
Southeast Airlines
Air Canada
Comair (Delta Connection)
Air Wisconsin
Colgan Air
Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines
Frontier Airlines
Horizon Air
Jazz Air
JetBlue Airways
Mesa Airlines
Pinnacle Airlines
PSA (US Airways Express)
Southwest Airlines
United Airlines
US Airways

Air France
British Airways
THY Turkish Airlines

Latin America
COPA Airlines
GOL Transportes Aereos

Asia and Pacific
Air China
Air India
Air New Zealand
All Nippon Airways
Asiana Airlines
Cathay Pacific
China Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
EVA Airways
Hainan Airlines
Japan Airlines
Korean Air
Malaysia Airlines
Pakistan International Airlines
Shanghai Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines
Thai Airways
Vietnam Airlines
Xiamen Airlines

Africa and Middle East
El Al
Ethiopian Airlines
Qatar Airways
Royal Air Maroc
Saudi Arabian Airlines
South African Airways

The following are older estimates of average fleet ages for selected US airlines. These are also based on AirFleets.com data, as well as from FAA data. This information was current as of the end of 2007.

Airline Average Age Fleet Size
Air Wisconsin 7.0 77
AirTran 4.5 138
Alaska 8.6 119
Allegiant Air 17.8 35
Aloha 17.9 25
American 14.7 656
American Eagle 7.8 293
ATA 14.4 29
Atlantic Southeast Airlines 6.5 161
Chautauqua Airlines 5.9 119
Colgan 16.4 44
Comair 8.5 144
Compass 0.2 8
Continental 10.1 367
Delta 13.8 445
ExpressJet 6.1 274
Frontier 3.8 61
Hawaii 9.7 29
Horizon 5.9 72
JetBlue 3.2 137
Mesa 6.8 122
Mesaba 8.1 70
Midwest 10.6 38
Northwest 18.5 366
Piedmont 17.2 48
Pinnacle 4.5 140
PSA 3.6 49
Republic 2.0 53
Shuttle America 2.5 43
Southwest 9.8 523
Spirit 3.3 40
Trans States 7.5 48
United (including Ted) 12.7 455
US Airways 12.2 360
Virgin America 1.0 14

Notes and General Disclaimers
The data represents only an estimate of the age and size of that airline's fleet and is not a measure of the risk of flight on that airline. An airline's fleet is generally made up of different aircraft models and the age of individual aircraft within an airline or even within a single aircraft model within that airline may vary greatly. Most of the information on this page was for larger airlines. To look at data for smaller airlines, you may also want to visit the AirFleets.net site for airlines from around the world as well as the FAA Certificate and Fleet Information for Selected US Carriers page, which has additional data on smaller US carriers.

Please review the AirSafe.com Disclaimer section for insights into interpreting this data. Also, only aircraft models that are in the list of aircraft analyzed by AirFleets.net is included in their computation of fleet age.

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Average Fleet Age for Selected Airlines
http://airsafe.com/events/airlines/fleetage.htm -- Revised: 19 April 2012