02.04.2013 - Sukuk: A ‘new’ option of aircraft financing
Several airlines have indicated that they are exploring the possibilities of financing new fleet acquisitions and expansion through the issuance of sukuk or other suitable Shariah-compliant financing instruments. This follows the issuance of sukuk in March by Emirates Airlines and Malaysia Airlines (MAS), who sought to raise funds to finance fleet acquisition and expansion. Turkish Airlines and Malaysia’s budget long-haul carrier, Air Asia, have confirmed that they are considering issuing sukuk to finance the purchase of new aircraft, although it will depend on the timing and market conditions...............................................Full Article: Source
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