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Wizz Air CEO: ‘We’ve been hit, but our competitors have been hit harder’

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


in Airline Profiles , Capital Markets

Covid-19 bailouts: White House proposes $20bn PSP extension, Norwegian potential nationalisation

The ‘second wave’ of state aid for airlines is well underway, with US carriers about to receive an extension to the Payroll Support Programme (PSP). more


in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessors explore ECA support for new aircraft deliveries

Aircraft lessors are in discussions with financiers about using export credit agency (ECA) backed debt and supported financing for new aircraft deliveries as debt markets become increasingly selective for aviation credits. more


in Aircraft Finance Market

On Watch: Aeromexico pushes 75% of fleet onto power-by-the-hour contracts

In this week’s On Watch report Ishka provides updates on several airlines undergoing bankruptcy proceedings, including Aeromexico, Avianca and LATAM. more


in Airline Profiles

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