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Covid-19: Airline demands vs government support (2nd April)

Ishka estimates that governments are preparing or executing up to $77.9 billion in bailouts for airlines around the world. more

02/04/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Viral Capital: Airlines access $2 billion of additional debt a day

Airlines have raised or drawn down another $13.6 billion of debt in the past week – equal to nearly $2 billion of fresh debt a day, a figure that only includes publicly disclosed facilities. more

31/03/2020

in Airline Profiles , Capital Markets

US airlines bailout: What does the fine print say?

A $58 billion bailout for US airlines was signed into law by President Donald Trump on 27th March as part of the CARES Act. Ishka examines the provisions for state aid to US air carriers. more

30/03/2020

in Airline Profiles , Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market

Covid-19: Airline demands vs government support (26th March)

Ishka updates and expands last week’s summary of airline demands for state support and bailout offers by governments around the world. more

26/03/2020

in Airline Profiles , Modelling and Forecasting , Aircraft Finance Market

Viral Capital: Airlines, lessors draw down billions of debt in days

Airlines and lessors have rushed to the debt markets seeking liquidity as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on their revenue streams. more

24/03/2020

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

Covid-19: Airline demands vs government support

Ishka provides a summary of the demands by airlines for state assistance and the current levels of government support and bailouts on offer. more

19/03/2020

in Airline Profiles , Regulatory and Accounting , Aircraft Finance Market

Covid-19: Will African, Middle Eastern airlines survive on state-backing?

Many of the top airlines in both Africa and the Middle East have some form of state backing – a distinct advantage as commercial passenger aviation grinds to a halt across the globe. more

19/03/2020

in Airline Profiles

Covid-19: Brazil extends airline aid as Latin America closes borders

Brazilian airlines are set to receive government aid as countries in Latin America rush to close their borders. more

18/03/2020

in Airline Profiles

European airlines including Norwegian to be hit hard by US travel ban

A US-imposed 30-day travel ban on passenger flights from European Schengen countries is due to worsen the prospects for around 30 European and North American carriers. more

12/03/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Flybe finally folds

Regional airline Flybe went into administration on 5th March, with lessors already moving to repossess their aircraft and leaving questions around the airline’s valuable Heathrow slots. more

05/03/2020

in Airline Profiles

White paper: Lessons from historical airline defaults

In a guest white paper, Ed Hansom and JJ O’Toole from Sirius Aviation Capital note the lack of data when examining airline defaults and provide a methodology to create an estimate for historical airline default rates. Their research validates many of the portfolio strategies adopted by lessors to mitigate airline risk. more

03/03/2020

in Airline Profiles

Kenya Airways: Minimal rebound from restructuring

In this Airline Credit Profile, Ishka reviews Kenya Airways, the country’s flag carrier which continues to struggle despite its 2017 financial restructuring. more

02/03/2020

in Airline Profiles

Coronavirus: South Korean airlines take further financial hit

Airlines in South Korea with already debilitated financials are seeing their situation deteriorate due to the coronavirus outbreak. Ishka examines developments at Eastar Jet and Asiana. more

27/02/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Bailout rumours as coronavirus halves North East Asia capacity

Ishka examines the changing landscape for air travel in North East Asia amid the Covid-19 health emergency. more

19/02/2020

in Airline Profiles , Modelling and Forecasting

Coronavirus to put pressure on HNA Group airlines' rents

HNA Group airlines have cut delays on lease payments. Financiers are, however, concerned that the coronavirus – which has severely reduced traffic in and out of China – will put pressure on the group’s airlines’ cash flows. more

18/02/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Coronavirus prompts Chinese airlines to seek rental holidays

Chinese airlines are asking lessors for rental holidays to overcome crippled cashflows due to the coronavirus outbreak. more

11/02/2020

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Lessors trade South African Airways exposure

Lessors with exposure to South African Airways breathed a small sigh of relief after the struggling flag carrier received 3.5 billion rand ($244 million) in emergency funding this week. more

29/01/2020

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Outbreak: The airlines most at risk of coronavirus

Airlines are readying themselves for the potential impacts of a new SARS-like virus spreading from China. Ishka reviews those with highest Chinese exposure. more

28/01/2020

in Airline Profiles

Lufthansa makes a 2020 return to the JOLCO market

After closing JOLCOs for 19 aircraft last year, Lufthansa, a favoured airline credit among Japanese aircraft equity investors, is currently out in the market with its first JOLCO RFP in 2020. more

23/01/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

What does the future hold for Philippine Airlines?

In this Airline Credit Profile, Ishka reviews Philippine Airlines, the country’s flag carrier which has come under increasing pressure from Cebu Pacific, a local fast-growing low-cost carrier. more

21/01/2020

in Airline Profiles

On watch: Sriwijaya Air reeling from fleet groundings and state debts

Indonesian private carrier Sriwijaya Air is on a mission to bring around half of its fleet back into service after a dispute with former commercial partner Garuda Indonesia in the last quarter crippled its operations. more

20/01/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Is Flybe on the brink?

UK media reports that regional airline Flybe is working to acquire emergency funding. more

13/01/2020

in Airline Profiles

Airline bonds Q4 2019: $8.7bn raised to end $31.1bn year

Airlines around the world took advantage of low-interest rates to raise $8.7 billion through 48 unsecured bond issuances in Q4 2019. more

07/01/2020

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Thomas Cook bankruptcy: 65% of leased aircraft redeployed

Two-thirds of Thomas Cook’s UK and Balearics fleets have been re-marketed to new lessees or transferred to the surviving sister German and Scandinavian units. more

03/01/2020

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Airlines on watch: HKA aircraft impounded, Sriwijaya limps on

Ishka reviews recent updates on a range of airlines currently “On Watch” according to Ishka’s Airline Credit Profiles (ACP). more

19/12/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

ALAFCO sues Hong Kong Airlines as carrier saves licence

Hong Kong Airlines lives to fly another day after securing emergency funding, but is facing a $34.26 million lawsuit from lessor ALAFCO, along with a parent group with mounting debt. more

12/12/2019

in Airline Profiles

Future deliveries update: Europe, Africa and Middle East

Ishka provides a guide to aircraft scheduled for delivery to airlines in Europe, Africa and the Middle East over the next 24 months.  more

06/12/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Hong Kong Airlines given days to save licence

Hong Kong Airlines has days to secure financing or face losing its operating licence, while a quarter of the troubled carrier’s fleet remains parked or stored, including nine leased aircraft. more

03/12/2019

in Airline Profiles

Airlines snapping up aircraft bargains left by HNA

New aircraft not taken up by HNA Group subsidiaries are being leased and purchased at discount prices. more

29/11/2019

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

JetSMART well-positioned to leverage low-cost travel growth in Latin America

Ishka reviews JetSMART, a relatively new and upcoming ULCC vying for the immense potential in Latin America’s aviation market. more

26/11/2019

in Airline Profiles

Shared patterns: An analysis of 737s grounded over pickle forks

Ishka identifies 37 Boeing 737 NGs affected by ‘pickle fork’ cracks as over 1,000 aircraft reach the FAA’s inspection threshold. more

12/11/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles , Technical Expertise

Q3 update: European MAX airlines bearish on aircraft’s return

Ishka examines the Q3 announcements of several airlines affected by the MAX grounding and their increasingly pessimistic re-entry outlooks. more

08/11/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Making sense of IndiGo’s 730 aircraft order

Indian low-cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo increased its total Airbus A320neo family orders to a whopping 730 aircraft to date with an additional order for 300 jets. more

06/11/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Airlines on watch: Norwegian agrees Chinese JV, Thomas Cook’s subsidiary finds buyers

Ishka reviews recent updates on a range of airlines currently “On Watch” according to Ishka’s Airline Credit Profiles (ACP). more

31/10/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Wizz Air on JOLs, JOLCOs and sale-leasebacks

Ishka speaks with Wizz Air chief supply chain officer Andras Sebok on the low-cost’s fleet growth targets, aircraft financing preferences and its recent JOLCO predilection. more

29/10/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Repo update: Lessors look to remarket ex-Thomas Cook aircraft

A month after Thomas Cook’s bankruptcy Ishka examines how lessors have managed to remarket aircraft from four recent airline bankruptcies: Adria Airways, Aigle Azur, Thomas Cook and XL Airways. more

23/10/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

What are Interjet’s biggest challenges?

Ishka studies Interjet in this airline credit profile to understand its biggest challenges. more

17/10/2019

in Airline Profiles

Airline bonds Q3 2019: $7.1bn raised amid shrinking maturities

Airlines around the world raised $7.1 billion through 47 unsecured bond issuances in Q3 2019. more

04/10/2019

in Airline Profiles , Capital Markets

Repo frenzy: Four airlines down, six on watch

Four airlines ceased operations in the past two weeks tentatively leaving 74 leased aircraft without an operator. more

01/10/2019

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

ISTAT: Lessors wary of further airline bankruptcies

Ishka summarises some takeaways from the ISTAT EMEA conference. more

30/09/2019

in Airline Profiles

Lessors move to repossess bankrupt Thomas Cook aircraft

178-year-old Thomas Cook has collapsed, leaving lessors to repossess its 55 leased A320s, A321s and A330s. more

23/09/2019

in Airline Profiles

Aigle Azur files for bankruptcy after failed leadership coup

French airline Aigle Azur filed for bankruptcy on 2nd September and entered judicial receivership following months of difficulties. more

02/09/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

A380 retirement horizon: What’s coming?

More airlines have announced broad projected retirement dates for the A380. more

29/08/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Macro headwinds to challenge weaker carriers

Ishka examines some of the recent macro trends that might affect the airline industry and some airlines most exposed to these trends. more

27/08/2019

in Airline Profiles

An airline CEO’s perspective: How to survive the lessor’s pitch

Capt. Suren Ratwatte, the former CEO of SriLankan Airlines, offers advice for negotiating the lease of a new aircraft. more

21/08/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles , Investor Education

Lessor takes aircraft from HNA-tied Aigle Azur

French carrier Aigle Azur raised eyebrows last week after confirming one lessor “took back” an A320 under “deceptive means.” more

13/08/2019

in Lessors and Lease Rates , Airline Profiles

Q2 update: Top MAX airlines reveal grounding impact

Ishka examines the Q2 announcements of nine airlines affected by the MAX grounding. more

08/08/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Investor Guide: Ancillary revenues and airline credit risk

In this investor guide, Ishka looks at the growing commercial footprint of ancillary revenues and their relevance to airline credit risk. more

22/07/2019

in Airline Profiles , Investor Education

Ryanair-owned Lauda feasts on sub-$200k leased A320s

Ryanair’s Austrian subsidiary Lauda has more than doubled its fleet in 2019 with the addition of 18 mid-life A320s averaging sub-$200,000 lease rates. more

16/07/2019

in Aircraft Asset Profiles , Airline Profiles

Airlines with MAXs seek cancellations, compensation from Boeing

As the MAX grounding enters its fourth month, affected airlines are growing impatient with Boeing over the OEM’s muted response to their calls for remedy.. more

11/07/2019

in Airline Profiles , Aircraft Finance Market

Investing in Aviation Finance & Infrastructure: Europe

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