Two per cent global fleet expansion in June

The global airline fleet expanded by about two per cent in June, thanks to new plane deliveries and a larger-than-expected number of aircraft being taken out of storage, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA estimates a net 68 aircraft were taken out of storage in June, the highest monthly net total in […]


The global airline fleet expanded by about two per cent in June, thanks to new plane deliveries and a larger-than-expected number of aircraft being taken out of storage, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA estimates a net 68 aircraft were taken out of storage in June, the highest monthly net total in at least a year. There also were 124 new aircraft delivered in the month, the highest number since December 2008.