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SkyEurope's bridge financing extended…again


SkyEurope Airlines stated York Global Finance II, which owns 29.9% of SkyEurope, further extended the carrier’s deadline to repay a EUR15 million loan granted in Dec-07, and a EUR10 million loan granted in Sep-08, from 15-Feb-09 to 15-Mar-09. [1437 words]

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  • To continue capacity reductions; to reduce capacity by 19% in 1H09
  • Fleet shrinks by two thirds; facing challenges financing future aircraft
  • Not out of the woods yet

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  • A flurry of activity to shore up SkyEurope
  • SkyEurope monthly passenger traffic (millions) and load factor (%): 12 months to 31-Jan-08 vs 12 months to 31-Jan-09
  • SkyEurope fleet plans and ownership structure: Feb-09
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