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Uganda Airlines Wins World’s Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award For Two Years In A Row


By Rogers Wanambwa

KIU, Main Campus – Uganda Airlines won the ch-aviation World’s Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2022 two times in a row this week. 

The ch-aviation Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award recognises airlines from across the globe that keep a young, modern, and efficient fleet. Ch-aviation, for the first time, also recognised Aircraft Leasing companies with the ch-aviation Youngest Aircraft Portfolio Award.

In this year's award, Uganda Airlines took the number one spot beating Sky Airline (in second place), SalamAir, Via, and Flyadeal in 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively.

The ch-aviation says with an average aircraft age of 1.95 years, the airline has been running the world’s youngest fleet for two years consecutively and that “maintaining modern and efficient aircraft helps decrease CO2 emissions in the industry and helps achieve better fuel efficiency, illustrating a huge step forward for sustainability.”

“Airlines and Aircraft Leasing companies 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. To acknowledge their accomplishments, ch-aviation has decided to give them the recognition they deserve. It is important to note that this award is based entirely on non-manipulable aircraft data,” ch-aviation’s statement reads.