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Airline bonds trading update: High spreads become the new normal

Spreads for actively traded USD airline bonds remain wide compared to both the overall US corporate index (LUACOAS) and lessor bonds. more

26/10/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Ishka World Tour: A frozen JOLCO market will take time to thaw

The aviation JOLCO market will take one to two years to return to 2019 levels, say Japanese financiers, as airlines worry that that as an avenue for aircraft financing it is effectively “closed” in 2020. more

22/10/2020

in Capital Markets

On Watch: AirAsia X and Norwegian to cut widebodies, SpiceJet faces $27m lessor claims

Long-haul low-cost carriers Norwegian and AirAsia X have in the past two weeks announced plans to trim their widebody fleets to cope with the Covid-19 crisis. more

22/10/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Wizz Air CEO: New opportunities as retreating competitors leave “vacuum”

Wizz Air CEO Jozsef Varadi has reaffirmed the airline’s expansion plans as many of its competitors are “contracting in a big way and creating a market vacuum behind them” due to the effects of Covid-19, creating an opportunity for the low-cost airline. more

21/10/2020

in Airline Profiles

CALC CEO Mike Poon: Chinese lessees fulfill deferral agreements

In an interview with Ishka, CALC CEO Mike Poon credits China’s upturn, a narrowbody focus, and a disciplined approach to leasing as keys to its enviable H1 2020 performance. more

19/10/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

On Watch: Curtain call for AirAsia Japan as Malaysia Airlines issues bankruptcy warning

AirAsia Japan will close its doors on 5th December, the first Japanese carrier to crumble due to coronavirus and under strain from its parent company, AirAsia Group. more

16/10/2020

in Airline Profiles

Covid-19 bailouts: Govt support for Malaysia Airlines dims as owner hints at liquidation

The confirmed state aid tally grew by nearly $5 billion since the last update, with the vast majority attributable to state investments in China Eastern Airlines. more

15/10/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Spreads slow to renormalise on active IG lessor bonds

Spreads remain high on pre-crisis levels on all but A-rated aircraft leasing bond issuances, an Ishka analysis of 251 actively trading lessor issuances has found.  more

13/10/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Lessors worry airlines will impose ‘abusive’ PBH contracts

Several carriers have asked lessors in the last few weeks to take power-by-the-hour leasing agreements (PBH) as a means to reduce costs in preparation for a tough winter for passenger traffic. more

12/10/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessor bonds Q3: Fresh issuances double on Q2

Aircraft lessors flooded back to the bond market in Q3 2020. After tepid issuances in Q2, Q3 total new issuances were the highest of the last seven quarters – and over double the previous quarter. more

09/10/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

Malta leverages regulatory changes to attract aircraft lessors

The Government of Malta has tabled in parliament an update to the country’s 2010 Aircraft Registration Act to make itself more appealing to lessors. more

08/10/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Regulatory and Accounting , Investor Education

On Watch: Lion Air demands PBH contracts, Garuda hit by lessor lawsuits

In this week’s On Watch report, Ishka provides updates on airlines from Ishka’s On Watch list, this time focusing on Indonesian carriers Lion Air Group and Garuda Indonesia. more

06/10/2020

in Airline Profiles

Airline bonds Q3 2020: North American issuers move to secured bonds

The pursuit of liquidity by North American carriers drove many to the capital markets again in Q3 2020 with $13.5 billion issued – 63% out of the global $21.4 billion in issuances. more

05/10/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Viral Capital: Airlines tap banks for $33 billion over the summer

Banks may be increasingly selective as to which deals they agree to underwrite but airlines still managed to raise $33 billion of publicly disclosed commercial bank debt between June and September 2020. more

02/10/2020

in Airline Profiles , Capital Markets

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