The LCC Air Finance Outlook
LCCs, as the newer players in the industry, are competing to meet future growth needs. They can scarcely afford to stand still if they are to assert themselves in the long term – especially as newer models enter. The need to plan for fleet expansion and replacement, as well as making decisions on leasing and purchasing can make for difficult decisions. This often means that if they are to be seen as serious long term competitors, they need to make aggressive decisions on new aircraft orders. In this respect (and many others) they are very different from the traditional established airlines.
- Finding the funding – debt and equity – to support LCC expansion. Is the money there?
- What special features need to be considered in funding new and established LCCs?
- Which funding models are most attractive to LCCS?
- What roles have the OEMs played in LCC expansion?
- Are markets large enough to support all the new orders?
Moderator: Korn Ferry, Senior Client Partner, Torbjorn Karlsson
- Allegiant, VP Fleet Planning & Corporate Finance, Robert Neal
- Astro Aircraft Leasing, CEO, Johnny Lau
- Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Executive Director, Market Analysis, Wendy Sowers
- Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, Head of Marketing Asia Pacific & China, Ross McKeand
- DVB Bank SE, Senior VP Aviation Research, Albert Muntane Casanova