June 2021 Aircraft Orders Highest Since COVID-19

Airlines are starting to plan long-term again, making new orders for fleet replacements. This is probably why the orders in June this year were the highest monthly total seen since the start of COVID-19. Overall, orders in the first six months of 2021 have been 64% higher than the same period in 2020 and 56% higher than in 2019.


Most of the new orders are for 737 MAXes and A320s. In fact, Boeing accounts for 72% of all commercial aircraft orders placed between November 2020 and June 2021.