Amongst full service carriers, Emirates continue to set the pace. Huge profits are funding an ongoing stream of aircraft orders, network expansion and product enhancements that have flag carriers worried.
Emirates are one of the leading airlines in the Middle East , indeed the world.
Emirates operates approximately 130 wide-bodied aircraft drawn from 3 aircraft families: the Airbus A330 / A340, Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777.
In excess of 200 aircraft remain on order, a situation under constant change.
Emirates are constantly in search of innovative structures and alternative sources of financing for it’s aircraft acquisition programme.
Financing arranged for 14 aircraft – 7 x B777s, 5 x A330s and most recently 2 x A380’s
- Export credit financing secured from the European Export Credit Agencies and related junior debt for 2 x A330-200
- 5 German tax finance leases arranged for 1 x 777-200, 1 x 777-200ER and 3 x A330-200 aircraft
- 6 aircraft (3 x B777-300ER’s, 1 x 777-200LR and 2 x A380-800’s) financed on long term operating leases, including sourcing of underlying debt and equity finance from European and Chinese lenders
- 1 finance lease for a B777-200