Increase in Passenger Traffic and Cost of Aircraft Ownership Drive the Global Commercial Aircraft Leasing Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Commercial Aircraft Leasing markets. Global market for Commercial Aircraft Leasing in terms of leased asset portfolio value is projected to reach US$ 319 billion by 2018, driven by continued increase in passenger traffic, and rising average price of aircraft.

Commercial Aircraft Leasing: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – Purchasing an aircraft is an expensive affair and the long awaiting periods typically associated with their acquisition also makes buying aircraft an unattractive option for airline operators. Also, not all airline companies can afford to fund full expenses of aircraft purchases. Therefore, airline operators have been eagerly exploring the option of leasing aircraft instead of purchasing the same. Also, by eliminating the need to earmark huge capital for purchasing aircraft, aircraft leasing allows airline operators to maintain substantial cash flow for easy management of their operating expenses. Aircraft leasing assures almost immediate delivery of aircraft that too with flexible payment options. Aircraft leasing especially comes as a boon for low-cost carriers with limited capital outlays as the leasing procurement model allows for easy acquisition of new aircraft without having to incur huge capital investments. Another major factor that makes aircraft leasing attractive for airlines is the tax benefit it offers.

Growth in air traffic across the globe, rise in number of new airlines, and increase in demand for new aircraft among new and existing airline operators have helped aircraft leasing to evolve as a mainstream aircraft procurement strategy. Soaring aircraft costs over the years, increasing fuel prices and shrinking profit margins, have also benefited the concept of aircraft leasing. Increase in the number of Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs) is also driving the growth of commercial aircraft leasing market. In addition, increase in fuel costs over the last few years has been driving airline companies to disengage their age old fuel guzzling aircraft models and add new fuel efficient variants to their fleet, thus fueling demand for aircraft leasing.

Growth in the coming years will be primarily driven by developing markets such as Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East. Growth in Asia-Pacific will primarily be driven by booming aviation sector in countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, China and India. Steady economy, increasing employment, rising disposable income, increased frequency of business and leisure travel are helping drive air passenger traffic volumes, thus offering opportunities for aircraft leasing. Government efforts to scale up airline infrastructure to tap opportunities in trade and tourism by establishing new airports and improving airline operations will automatically translate into increased market opportunities for leased aircraft.

As stated by the new market research report on Commercial Aircraft Leasing, Europe represents the largest regional market worldwide. Asia-Pacific is forecast to emerge as the fastest growing with a CAGR of 12.2% over the analysis period. Long Haul & Medium Distance Aircraft represents the largest as well as the fastest growing aircraft type in the market.

Major players covered in the report include AerCap Holdings NV, ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company KSCC, Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services, Aviation Capital Group Corp., BBAM LLC, BCI Aircraft Leasing Inc., BOC Aviation Pte Ltd., Boeing Capital Corporation, CIT Group Inc., GE Capital Aviation Service, International Lease Finance Corporation, Macquarie AirFinance Ltd., SAAB Aircraft Leasing, and SMBC Aviation Capital among others.

The research report titled “Commercial Aircraft Leasing: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for Commercial Aircraft Leasing in US$ Million and Units for all major geographic markets including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. The report provides market estimates and projections by Aircraft Type - Long Haul & Medium Distance Aircraft and Regional/Short Haul Aircraft. The report also provides market estimates and projection for Leased Aircraft Fleet in Operation.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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