Driving profitable
growth for
Airlines & Operators

The airline landscape is morphing to adapt to new realities. Defining winning strategies and profitable performance remains the challenge

Many airlines entered the COVID crisis with weakened balance sheets after a tough preceding year. As passenger traffic and revenues plummeted, airlines, which generally operate with a high degree of operating leverage and negative working capital, were forced into radical action to avoid turning a liquidity crisis into a solvency crisis.

Hundreds of carriers responded by reducing fleet size, streamlining fleet composition, employee headcount, seeking lease deferrals and re-negotiating lease contracts. Some, particularly in North America, have been able to raise significant capital, while others have benefitted from extraordinary levels of government support.

The high price of survival for numerous airlines has been a massive increase in debt levels. A large proportion of the $200 billion in government aid globally has been in the form of debt that needs to be serviced and repaid.

Ishka has been working with airlines throughout the crisis, providing expert advisory services focusing on:

Aircraft acquisition, disposal and fleet planning

Restructuring support

Asset valuation and benchmarking

Traffic and trend analysis

Competitor analysis

Expert aviation advisory services for airlines and operators
through each stage of your growth journey

Our combined services support you at every stage

Stage 1: Understand current and future market outlook for passenger and cargo traffic

Stage 2: Identify new opportunities to manage and scale your business

Stage 3: Acquire aircraft which meet operational and economic requirements

Stage 4: Benchmarking and monitoring

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Contact our Advisory team to discover how we can apply this to your business


Covid-19 airline state aid by region

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The collective expertise and proven track record of our global team delivers first class advisory services. We can:

Research, analyse and monitor the market and deliver comprehensive supply and demand forecast scenarios

Create, validate and revise strategic business plans

Advise on selecting the right assets, tailored to network and operating profiles

Support the acquisition of new and used aircraft to purchase or lease at the best margins to create the optimal fleet mix

Value airline fleets via a full range of aircraft appraisal services

Working together with Ishka

The Ishka Advisory team serves:

  • Full Service Airlines
  • Multi-Brand Airlines
  • Regional Airlines
  • Low-Cost Carriers
  • Ultra Low-Cost Carriers
  • Hybrid Airlines
  • Tour Operators
  • Cargo Airlines

Contact the Ishka Advisory team today

To find out how our expertise can benefit your business
Call +44 (0)7812 029420
Email [email protected]

Delivering powerful data and analysis.

Driving profitable performance.