Average age of US airline fleets; How old is too old?

Average age of US airline fleets; How old is too old?

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American Airlines Flight 24, bound for New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, top, sits on a runway at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Associated Press

Posted on April 9, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 9 at 11:09 PM

The average age of U.S. airlines' fleets:
  
Allegiant Air: 21.5 years
  
Delta Air Lines: 16 years
  
American Airlines: 15.1 years
  
United Airlines: 15 years
  
US Airways: 12.8 years
  
Hawaiian Airlines: 12.1 years
  
Southwest Airlines: 11.7 years
  
Continental Airlines: 10 years

Alaska Airlines: 7.7 years
  
Frontier Airlines: 6.3 years
  
JetBlue Airways: 5.8 years
  
Spirit Airlines: 4.2 years
  
Virgin America: 3.4 years
  
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Source: Ascend Worldwide Ltd.
  
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