In part four of our Global Airline Report, we examine the situation relating to airliner storage
The number of aircraft to have been removed from storage over the past year accounts for more than 20% of the global fleet. However, the continued uncertainty and hesitancy regarding the easing of travel restrictions means that airlines are not experiencing the same recovery owing to differing stances among governments.
This situation is highlighted on opposite shores of the North Sea. As the UK’s traffic light system continues to fluctuate, more than half the country’s 761 airliners remain in storage. Based purely on this metric, ch-aviation data suggests that the country’s aviation industry is recovering at the slowest rate in Europe, with only seven other nations faring worse worldwide.