Young operator analysis: Canadian Jetlines’ leasing plans
Canadian ultra-low cost carrier start-up Jetlines carrier needs to raise CAD50 million to launch its business. The carrier has attracted willing European equity but needs a government exemption on the current foreign ownership limits of 25% to 49%.The Ishka View is that there is a strong chance that the firm will receive the necessary exemption but there is a risk that further delays could spook the appetite of its foreign investors.
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
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
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