ANALYSIS: China dominates Asia-Pacific aircraft deliveries for August

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Asia-Pacific carriers received 67 passenger aircraft during the month of August, with China receiving more new aircraft than the rest of the region combined.

Chinese carriers accounted for over 50% of deliveries for the month, receiving 34 new jets, Flightglobal's Ascend Online Fleets database shows. Japanese carriers were second, receiving six aircraft, while Indian carriers took third place with five aircraft.

China Eastern Airlines led the month's deliveries, receiving eight aircraft, comprising four Airbus A320 family aircraft, one Airbus A330 and three Boeing 737s, the database shows.

Asia-Pacific's second biggest recipient of new aircraft during August was China Southern, which took seven aircraft. These were split between three 737s and three A320 family jets, as well as a single Boeing 787-8.


Flightglobal Ascend on-line Fleets database

The biggest non-Chinese recipient of new aircraft was All Nippon Airways, which received a pair of 787-8s and a single 737-800.

In regard to airframers, Boeing led Asia-Pacific deliveries with a total of 35 aircraft delivered, taking a 52% delivery share, followed by Airbus with 27 aircraft, with a 40% delivery share.

Ascend data shows that large narrowbodies comprised the majority of the month's deliveries, with 27 737s and 22 A320 family aircraft being delivered. Asia-Pacific carriers also received three regional jets (two Sukhoi Superjet 100s and one Bombardier CRJ1000) as well as a pair of ATR 72s.

In regard to widebodies, Boeing delivered six 787-8s to the region's carriers as well as a pair of Boeing 777-300ERs. Airbus delivered four A330s and a single A380, which went to Korean Air.

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Flightglobal Ascend on-line Fleets database

For the month of September, Ascend indicates that aircraft deliveries to Asia-Pacific carriers will jump to 79 aircraft. Airbus is likely to dominate overall deliveries, with 37 scheduled, while Boeing is likely to deliver 26 aircraft.

Boeing, however, stands to pip its European rival in widebody deliveries. It is scheduled to deliver eight widebodies, including four 787-8s, while Airbus will deliver seven A330s and no A380s.