Aircraft Finance

Airline success is not just about profitability; it’s about delivering on clearly identified strategic objectives

By | 2020-06-26T14:12:51+02:00 June 25th, 2020|Aircraft Finance|

By James Geldenhuys; Head of Aircraft Finance: Nedbank CIB One of the most common responses to the struggles experienced by any state-owned enterprise the world over is to suggest that it be privatised. Recently the South African SOE that has been the primary target of such recommendations by the public is our national carrier, SAA. [...]

When it comes to the current and future impacts of Covid-19 on global aviation, every airline is different

By | 2020-06-11T10:36:57+02:00 April 27th, 2020|Aircraft Finance|

By James Geldenhuys; Head of Aircraft Finance: Nedbank CIB The widespread lockdown response to Covid-19 has meant that the vast majority of aircraft of all shapes and sizes have effectively been grounded. But while the immediate impact of operational shutdowns has been felt by every airline in the world, the long-term repercussions of the pandemic [...]

What does Comair’s expansion strategy tell us about the African airline market?

By | 2020-06-11T10:37:32+02:00 October 23rd, 2019|Aircraft Finance|

James Geldenhuys, Head of Aircraft Finance at Nedbank CIB, discusses this with Comair’s Financial Director, Kirsten King. Some of the challenges Comair is experiencing in the highly competitive SA market are fleet availability constraints, capacity planning and maintenance. Strategies are focused on gaining either volume or yield. However, in the low-cost carrier market demand is [...]

The African aviation industry is still growing

By | 2020-06-11T10:38:12+02:00 March 20th, 2019|Aircraft Finance, Watch This|

By James Geldenhuys, Head of Aircraft Finance; Nedbank CIB Africa comprises 2.2%* of the global market in terms of Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK), which measures actual passenger traffic. This might be a small number on a global scale but is certainly substantial on its own.  According to Boeing’s recent Market Outlook, 1190 new aircraft with [...]

Despite challenges, the African aviation industry is still growing

By | 2020-06-11T10:38:56+02:00 June 7th, 2018|Aircraft Finance|

By James Geldenhuys, Head of Aircraft Finance; Nedbank CIB While there are aspects of Africa’s aviation industry that remain challenging, the overall state of air travel and aircraft finance on the continent is quite positive, with many carriers managing to weather the political and economic storms of the past few years very well. In South [...]