Asia Pacific carriers took 31% of the new passenger aircraft delivered during April, receiving 43 aircraft out of global deliveries of 139 units.
Asia Pacific was followed closely by Europe, where carriers took 38 new aircraft, and North America, where they took 31, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database. Middle Eastern carriers took 14, and Latin American carriers 11.
Among Asia Pacific countries, China accounted for nearly half of deliveries in to the region with 43 new aircraft delivered. Hong Kong and Indonesian carriers took four new aircraft each, with deliveries spread evenly among other countries in the region.
China Eastern Airlines led deliveries among the region's carriers, taking four aircraft: one A319, one A320, and two 737-800s. Air China and Cathay Pacific followed with three new aircraft each. Air China took an A321, a 737-800, and a 747-8I, while Cathay took two A330-300s and one 777-300ER.
Three airframers had deliveries in Asia during the month: Boeing delivered 21 new aircraft, Airbus 18, and ATR four.
Boeing led by a large margin in the widebody segment, delivering eight aircraft: three 777-300ERs, two 787-9s, two 787-8s, and the Air China 747-8I. Airbus, meanwhile, delivered four A330-300s.
Airbus had a slight edge in narrowbodies, delivering 14 A320 family aircraft against Boeing’s 13 737s.
Of the month’s 43 deliveries, 11 involved a lessor. Air Lease Corporation (ALC) and GECAS were the most active in deliveries, with involvement in two aircraft each.
ALC was involved in the delivery of a 777-300ER to Korean Air and an A321-200 to China Southern Airlines. GECAS was involved in the delivery of a 737-800 to Hainan Airlines and an A321 to Air China.
Source: Cirium Dashboard