Malaysia Airlines will survive Mueller’s departure
Malaysian Airlines Berhad (MAB) has already undergone sufficient transformation to survive the loss of its CEO, Christoph Mueller, who will leave the airline in September 2016, although it will face fresh pressures for the remainder of this year and the next. MAB has been successful in overhauling its network in-line with demand under its restructuring plans, but continued competition from South Asian low cost carriers (LCCs) will remain a challenge.
Repossession update: WOW, Avianca Brazil and Flybmi
Ishka tracks the repossession process of three bankrupt carriers in 2019: WOW air, Avianca Brazil and Flybmi, and reviews some other recent bankrupt airline fleets. more
US private equity acquires lessor aircraft portfolios
A US private equity firm and a separate US equity fund manager have won bids to acquire separate leased aircraft portfolios from AerCap and Aircastle. more