Mexican LCC Interjet announced on 2nd December that businessman Alejandro del Valle has invested 90% of a $150 million funding package, making him a majority owner. more
Positive news on the development of a Covid-19 vaccine injected more confidence into the commercial aviation sector during Q4 2020, as margins quoted for new secured airline loans appear to be tightening for top-tier airlines, according to financing sources. more
Engine lessors and investors have bought current generation engines at “extremely distressed” pricing, say leasing sources. more
Ishka’s confirmed state support tally rebounded from one of the lowest average weekly increases in the previous update to a $3 billion uptick over the past two weeks. more
In this Airline Credit Profile, Ishka reviews the factors that led to Philippine Airlines' current predicament. more
Aviation asset manager and investment firm Castlelake, L.P has launched a new aviation private placement lending programme this month, hiring Armin Rothauser, previously at Starwood Capital and Deutsche Bank, to lead the new programme. more
Liquidating Norwegian would wipe out the airline’s assets and leave a $7.1 billion deficit, according to a report by auditor Deloitte. more
Three publicly traded lessors, Air Lease Corporation (ALC), AerCap and Fly Leasing (Fly) granted $45 million in rent deferrals in total to their lessees in Q3, just 10% of the amount booked in Q1 2020, as the pace of airline rental forbearance requests slowed down since the start of the year. more
Ishka provides updates on airlines from Ishka’s On Watch list, including Norwegian's initiation of an examinership process and Korean Air's acquisition of an Asiana stake. more
Fly Leasing (Fly) slid into the red this quarter, booking a net loss of $8.1 million as aircraft sales stalled and carriers struggled to meet their lease payments. more
Pricing on the senior A notes for many aircraft ABS “snapped back” to 90 cents on the dollar in the secondary market in September and October, according to speakers at Ishka’s World Tour. more
AerCap posted an $850 million net loss in the third quarter largely due to a $915 million fleet impairment concentrated on current technology A330 and 777 widebodies. more
Australian regional carrier Regional Express Holdings Ltd (Rex) aims to increase its fleet to around 30-40 single-aisle aircraft by the end of 2022 as it takes advantage of a soft leasing market to bolster its fleet. more
The recent $0.68 billion increase to Ishka’s confirmed state support tally is, on an average weekly basis, one of the lowest since March. more
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