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Our Industry monitor for April 2019 is now out!
Due to the summer schedule starting a week later in 2019 than in 2018, European flight growth slowed down sharply to 1.4% in March 2019 compared with March 2018. For the first quarter of 2019, the flight growth of 2.4% was in line with the baseline forecast. Preliminary data for April 2019 show an increase of 1.2% in flights on April 2018.
Airbus delivered 55 aircraft during the first quarter of 2019 and surpassed Boeing which recorded 24 aircraft deliveries for Europe.
Brent crude oil prices surged to €63 per barrel in April, their strongest April in five years. Brent crude prices averaged €56 per barrel for the first quarter of 2019 marginally up from €55 for the same quarter in 2018.