Financing And Operating LCC Fleets – And The Increasingly Influential Role Of Lessors
Can fleet selection make or break the LCC model? There are a variety of options to consider: only select new aircraft, or exclusively very old aircraft. Direct order or lease? – an especially pertinent issue in the North Asian context given China has big plans for aircraft leasing, Hong Kong has re-written its tax laws to make the practice more favourable and the Japanese banks are pouring money back into the leasing sector. How and where do airlines source the funding to support their growth plans? Which finance models are most attractive? Is there a role for dedicated airline leasing subsidiaries – such as with Lion/AirAsia?
Moderator: MIT Scale Network Ningbo, Associate Professor, Chikage Miyoshi
- Bombardier, Head of Marketing Asia-Pacific & China, Ross McKeand
- Development Bank of Japan, Senior Vice President, Yu Kimura
- GECAS, Vice President Product Strategy, Damien Trottier