23.12.2011 - Malaysia, Emirates plan Sukuk to fund aircraft
Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) and AirAsia X Sdn are joining Emirates in planning sales of Islamic bonds as banks curb lending on Europeís debt crisis. MAS, voted Asiaís leading air carrier by World Travel Awards this year, may sell sukuk to partly fund an order for RM12 billion (US$3.8 billion) of aircraft due to be delivered by the end of 2014, chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yayha said. AirAsia X, the regionís first long-haul budget service, may issue syariah-compliant debt to expand its fleet, CEO Azran Osman Rani said..............................................Full Article: Source
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