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Aviation financiers becoming wary of rising airline risk

As fuel costs rise and airline bankruptcies have piled up in 2019, aviation financiers debate whether banks have become more sensitive to airline credit risk in the past year. more

20/05/2019

in Airline Profiles , Capital Markets , Aircraft Finance Market

Aegean leverages Greece’s tourism boom

Ishka studies how Aegean has achieved continuous growth despite the fact that Greece’s GDP has shrunk by 25% since 2008. more

07/05/2019

in Airline Profiles

HNA woes prompt Hainan Airlines' loss

In the latest in the HNA saga, the firm's group of airlines have reported dismal 2018 results as the parent continues to look for assets to sell off. more

06/05/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Norwegian puts the brakes on leasing arm growth

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has scaled back growth of its captive lessor, Arctic Aviation Assets (AAA), by delaying aircraft deliveries for the next two years. more

30/04/2019

in Main Categories , Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles , Regions

Jet Airways: Lessor repossessions gain speed as airline winds down operations

Ishka analyses the latest developments in Jet Airways’ fleet and the hurdles lessors could face. more

16/04/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Lessors still wait for repossessions as Azul and Avianca Brazil talks collapse

Lessors are still seeking to repossess aircraft from struggling Latin American carrier Avianca Brazil, as its creditors actively explore auctioning off the airline’s assets. more

10/04/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

How are airlines coping with the MAX grounding?

Ishka examines the level of optimism hinted by other airline schedules, the impact of the immediate MAX order backlog on operators, and how large and small airlines exposed to the type are reacting. more

05/04/2019

in Airline Profiles , Modelling and Forecasting , Aircraft Finance Market

WOW Air collapse: How are lessors impacted?

Icelandic carrier WOW Air ceased operating on 28th March after talks failed on a lifeline investment from Indigo Partners. Ishka assesses the impact on lessors. more

28/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Azul boss wants “fast” Avianca Brazil deal as lessors seek to reclaim aircraft

Azul’s acquisition of Avianca Brazil’s aircraft leases and airport slots needs to be closed “fast” in the next 60 days if the struggling Avianca spin-off wants “business". more

22/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Jet Airways faces repossession crisis

Jet Airways has reached a critical juncture in the negotiations for its survival with potential rescuers Etihad and the State Bank of India (SBI) locking horns as more aircraft are grounded. more

20/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Boeing likely to offer airlines compensation for MAX groundings

Norwegian says it is "obvious" Boeing will pick up the bill for the cost of the MAX groundings, but how likely is it that airlines will receive compensation from the OEM? more

19/03/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market , Aircraft Asset Profiles

Could Azul’s proposed takeover help Avianca Brazil’s lessors?

Lessors appealing a court-mandated stay on repossessions on leased aircraft with Avianca Brazil are looking at a non-binding asset takeover deal by LCC Azul with interest. more

14/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Ethiopian MAX crash overshadows ISTAT conference

Chinese and Indonesian aviation authorities have grounded 737 MAX aircraft after the second crash in five months of a new MAX during take-off. more

11/03/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

MUFG to acquire DVB’s aviation funds and finance arm

Japanese group MUFG is to acquire German DZ Bank’s aviation finance division as part of the dismantling of DVB Bank, DZ’s troubled transport finance business. Ishka analyses DVB AAM's managed fleet and the Deucalion aviation funds. more

08/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Aircraft Finance Market , Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Which lessors are most exposed to Norwegian?

More than half of Norwegian’s 162 aircraft fleet (51%) is currently leased from third party lessors. Ishka analyses the exposure of aircraft lessors to the long-haul low-cost carrier. more

06/03/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Norwegian’s next move

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) has been a pioneer in making the idea of long-haul low-cost a reality. However, as Ishka has previously stated, the airline’s current business model is unsustainable. more

04/03/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

UPDATE: Jet Airways grounds 25 leased aircraft, others leave fleet

Struggling Indian carrier Jet Airways has confirmed it has grounded at least 25 leased aircraft in February and March due to non-payment to lessors. The troubled carrier has effectively shrunk its operational fleet by around 35% since the start of the year. more

01/03/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Lessors win Avianca Brazil legal victory but wait to repossess aircraft

Aircraft lessors exposed to ailing carrier Avianca Brazil are expected to remain on stand-by until next month despite new court developments technically paving the way for aircraft repossessions. more

20/02/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles , Regulatory and Accounting

Debt-laden 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

15/02/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Jet Airways’ difficulties signal tough year for Indian airlines

Indian airlines had a tough year in 2018. A mixture of capacity growth, rising costs and fierce competition has put pressure on yields and margins. more

13/02/2019

in Airline Profiles , Modelling and Forecasting

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

08/02/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

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

06/02/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles , Regulatory and Accounting

Jet Airways denies repossession rumours as it negotiates equity lifeline

Investors should get confirmation this week whether troubled Indian carrier Jet Airways, which denied earlier aircraft repossession reports, has agreed to an equity lifeline from its two largest backers. more

01/02/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

New beginnings – a review of the new airlines of 2018

Ishka looks at airlines that began life in 2018, and asks how secure are the plans for some of these start-ups? more

25/01/2019

in Airline Profiles

Update: Investors help Germania’s short-term cash woes

Investors have helped the troubled German airline to meet a €20 million shortfall to keep operating but the charter carrier remains on Ishka's watch list. more

17/01/2019

in Airline Profiles

2018 traffic update: growth moderates but betters long term average

As part of a regular series looking at the trends in air traffic and capacity, in this Insight Ishka reviews the year-on-year changes in traffic and capacity between January and November 2018. more

09/01/2019

in Airline Profiles

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu – 2018’s defunct airlines

Mainstream media has been agitated as of late over some of the more recent airline failures. But is there any cause for concern? more

07/01/2019

in Airline Profiles

Will Germania have a bumpy 2019?

Ishka studies the prospects for Germania, an independent niche leisure German carrier. more

01/01/2019

in Airline Profiles

Thomas Cook feels the heat as shares fall by 55%

Thomas Cook blames the European heatwave this year for disappointing financials. Ishka investigates. more

06/12/2018

in Airline Profiles

Ishka research update: Nepal Airlines struggles with $233m cost of new A330s

Detailed market intelligence on lease rates, loans, and asset values, from Ishka. more

04/12/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Indigo Partners to the rescue after Icelandair axes WOW acquisition

Franke goes to Iceland: An eleventh-hour agreement to invest from Indigo Partners, founded by Bill Franke, has saved WOW Air after its acquisition by Icelandair was cancelled last week. more

03/12/2018

in Airline Profiles

Alitalia fails to take leased engine delivery

Dispute with Aircraft Engine Lease Finance Limited could be costly for an insolvent carrier. more

22/11/2018

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

A marriage of convenience: Icelandair and WOW’s share swap

Ishka examines a merger between Iceland’s ailing adversaries. more

09/11/2018

in Airline Profiles

Canada Jetlines breaches Boeing contract with A320 leases

The new carrier terminated its B737 MAX order to lease A320s from AerCap. more

08/11/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Stoptober: autumn’s failed airlines

After several airlines failures in the past few months, Ishka asks: is this par for the course or cause for concern? more

06/11/2018

in Airline Profiles

TAP’s path to recovery

Ishka studies how Portugal’s flag carrier, TAP, has adapted its business model following the privatisation in 2015. more

01/11/2018

in Airline Profiles

Ishka research round-up: Finnair leases A350-900 for $1.115m

Detailed market intelligence on lease rates, loans, and asset values, from Ishka. more

30/10/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

‘Expect more airline failures this winter’ says Ryanair’s O'Leary

European airlines are split on whether there will be more bankruptcies this winter. more

26/10/2018

in Airline Profiles

Lessons learned from Veling’s failed 777 leases

Veling has experienced a run of bad luck on two of its B777-200ERs. more

24/09/2018

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

How will Turkey’s lira crisis affect THY and Pegasus Airlines?

Turkish lira has lost more than 40% of its value since the beginning of the year potentially increasing costs for Turkish carriers. more

21/08/2018

in Airline Profiles

SAS recovers after years of restructuring

After years of restructuring, SAS appears to have finally found some success in recent years. Ishka studies how SAS managed this turnaround in this Airline Credit Profile. more

26/07/2018

in Airline Profiles

North American carriers yields hold up but rising fuel and labour costs hit operating profits

Ishka studies the North American airlines’ operating profitability in light of the inflationary pressures from higher crude oil prices and labour expenses. more

10/07/2018

in Airline Profiles

FastJet comes off life support (again)

The LCC is fighting for its life, Ishka looks at the carrier’s fleet financing arrangements. more

29/06/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Lessors maintain claims against Monarch Airlines

Administrators and ex-lessors are in dispute over security deposits and maintenance reserves. more

22/06/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Airlines adjust to more lease novations

Ishka reviews airline novation charges for lessors. more

12/06/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Norwegian plans to divest up to 140 aircraft

The low-cost carrier wants to free up its balance sheet and reduce costs by moving away from operating leases. more

30/04/2018

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

The hidden rationale behind IAG’s potential bid for Norwegian

Ishka examines why IAG may be planning to take over a vulnerable Norwegian Air Shuttle. more

13/04/2018

in Airline Profiles , Ishka insights , Aircraft Finance Market

Improving Azul benefits from Brazilian recovery

Macroeconomic recovery in Brazil helped Azul to return to the black in 2017. But is Azul in a position to leverage the growth in the market? Ishka studies Azul’s strengths and weaknesses in this ‘Airline Credit Profile’. more

11/04/2018

in Airline Profiles , Ishka insights

Jet Airways struggles to reduce debt pile

The continued confidence of shareholder Etihad Airways, is crucial to the airline’s future. more

06/04/2018

in Airline Profiles

‘No interest in current Alitalia’ say bidders

Administrators say the airline languishes in a state of ‘objective economic impotence.’ more

26/03/2018

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles , Ishka insights

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