​ANALYSIS: Asia-Pacific January 2019 deliveries report

Aviation

Asia-Pacific airlines accounted for 27 of the world’s 80 airliner deliveries during the first month of 2019.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that January’s delivery total was sharply down from the 221 global deliveries in December 2018, when Boeing and Airbus battled to meet delivery targets for the year. Nonetheless, the 80 aircraft delivered during the month was greater than the 72 deliveries made in January 2018.

Global airliner deliveries

All data Flight Fleets Analyzer

Airliner deliveries by Asia-Pacific country – January 2019

Although Asia-Pacific airlines led deliveries in January, they were only marginally ahead of North American carriers, which took 26 new aircraft. European carriers followed with 16 deliveries, while Latin American carriers took seven new aircraft and Middle Eastern carriers four. African carriers received no jets in January after taking 10 in December.

Among Asia-Pacific countries, China led with 14 deliveries. India followed with five, and Japan with four.

Asia-Pacific airliner deliveries by type – January 2019

Boeing vs. Airbus – January 2019

Only China Southern Airlines and SpiceJet had three deliveries each. China Southern took three A321neos; SpiceJet took two 737 Max 8s and one Bombardier Q400.

Two carriers received two aircraft each: China Eastern Airlines and IndiGo. China Eastern took one A320neo and an A350-900; IndiGo took two A320neos.

Airbus led the region’s deliveries during the month in both narrowbodies and widebodies. It delivered 16 A320 family jets against Boeing’s four 737s. It also delivered a pair of A350-900s and one A330-300 against Boeing’s pair of 787-9s.

Lessor involvement in Asia-Pacific deliveries – January 2019

Lessor activity was narrowly confined during the month, with seven lessors involved in 11 of January’s 27 deliveries in the region.

AerCap, Air Lease Corporation, BOC Aviation, and Jackson Square were all involved in two deliveries each. Only one delivery involving a lessor was for a widebody, with Air Lease involved in the delivery of a 787-9 to Air Tahiti Nui.