According to the Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) of Boeingthe total fleet of Middle East airlines will be multiplied by 2.4 to reach 3,360 planes -including 1,610 single-aisle aircraft and 1,520 wide-body aircraft.
The CMO anticipates the delivery of 3,025 new commercial aircraft in the Middle East by 2042, including 1,350 new wide-body aircraft. “ Many of the region’s airlines fly between major population centers in Asia, Africa and Europe through growing hubs offering efficient connectivity. As a result, a higher proportion of wide-body aircraft is needed to carry larger passenger volumes », Explained the American aircraft manufacturer.
The Middle East’s single-aisle fleet is also expected to more than double as low-cost carriers (LCCs) and short-haul networks continue to grow and expand. By 2042, almost half of the region’s aircraft will be single-aisle. The region’s cargo aircraft fleet is expected to more than double to 180 aircraft by 2042.
Two-thirds of new deliveries will support air traffic and cargo growth, while a third of deliveries will replace older planes with more fuel-efficient models. Additionally, this commercial aircraft fleet will generate $335 billion in demand for aviation services, including maintenance, repair, training and spare parts.
“ Middle Eastern airlines have increasingly expanded their influence and reach, transforming the region into an international air transit hub said Darren Hulst, Boeing vice president of commercial marketing. “ Demand for air transport and cargo continues to grow, driven by significant economic growth and national development plans. As the region’s airlines will need efficient and versatile fleet solutions, Boeing products will be ready to meet market demands “.