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Debt-driven holiday firm Thomas Cook eyes sale of airline group

Following a share slump and rising debt last year Thomas Cook has announced a potential sale of its four subsidiary airlines. Ishka examines Thomas Cook’s leased fleet and lessor exposure. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Jet Airways’ difficulties signal tough year for Indian airlines

Indian airlines had a tough year in 2018. A mixture of capacity growth, rising costs and fierce competition has put pressure on yields and margins. more


in Airline Profiles , Modelling and Forecasting

Will JOLCO tax reforms impose higher costs for overseas lenders?

JOL/JOLCO lessors, offshore lenders and equity investors alike could be hit by upcoming Japanese tax reforms. more


in Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market

Germania bankruptcy: What’s next for lessors?

A new conundrum emerged in the aircraft leasing market last week: Germania. The Berlin-based leisure airline filed for bankruptcy on February 4 after 32 years in operation. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Lawyering up: Lessors appeal Avianca Brazil's latest extension

Aircraft lessors exposed to Avianca Brazil have appealed a controversial 73-day extension to a stay on aircraft repossessions granted by a court in Sao Paulo on February 1. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles , Regulatory and Accounting

Cape Town in India: Bill gathers dust as implementation falters

Hopes that India could soon introduce the Cape Town Convention into its domestic legislation have been dashed, with progress unlikely until at least mid-2019. more


in Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market

Can aviation meet equity investors' return expectations?

Equity returns for leased aircraft continue to tighten. more


in Capital Markets , Investor Education , Aircraft Finance Market

Jet Airways denies repossession rumours as it negotiates equity lifeline

Investors should get confirmation this week whether troubled Indian carrier Jet Airways, which denied earlier aircraft repossession reports, has agreed to an equity lifeline from its two largest backers. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Chinese lessor watch: Bocomm issues $1.5bn bond

Ishka collects the latest deals, leases and news for Chinese-owned aircraft leasing entities between November 2018 and January 2019. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates

Will lessors and lenders stick to their New Year resolutions?

Aircraft lessors and financiers indicate a greater resolve in trying to preserve returns for 2019. more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Modelling and Forecasting , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessors in suspense as Avianca Brazil nears deadline

Lessors involved in Ocean Linhas Aereas S/A (Avianca Brazil) are sitting out a controversial stay on repossessions in disquiet as a February 1 deadline nears for the crippled Latin American carrier. more


in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Regulatory and Accounting

New beginnings – a review of the new airlines of 2018

Ishka looks at airlines that began life in 2018, and asks how secure are the plans for some of these start-ups? more


in Airline Profiles

Ishka extends its Deal of the Year Awards submission deadline

Following requests, Ishka is extending its Deal of the Year Awards submission deadline to 7th February 2019. more


in Aircraft Finance Market

Capital structure: a driver of success for lessors?

Aircraft leasing is a capital intensive business but how much of a role does a lessor's capital structure play in determining its competitiveness in the marketplace? more


in Lessors and Lease Rates , Capital Markets

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