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Category: mba Insight

2019: The Year of FFP Re-Privatization?

Frequent Flyer Programs (FFPs) are an increasingly common tool airlines use to generate revenue and valuable customer data. As they were originally crafted as marketing tools, the industry is now witnessing the evolution of FFPs into valuable assets for airlines. In this edition of Morten Beyer & Agnew’s Insight Series, Anne Correa, mba’s Director of Airline & Airport Services, delves into the formation of FFPs for airlines and the noted importance of outside investors in helping airlines stay afloat, especially as FFPs enter a time of transparency and re-privatization.

REDBOOK Insight: Demand Increasing at Slot-Coordinated UK Airports

PDF Download Demand Increasing at Slot-Coordinated UK Airports Anne Correa, mba’s Director of Airline & Airport Services, explores how slot-coordinated airports in the United Kingdom manage their coveted assets and what airlines are willing to do to gain access. Landing and departure slots are some of the most important assets in the aviation industry. When […]

mba Insight: Grounding the Trent 1000 Powered 787 Dreamliner

787 Trent 1000 Groundings to Increase With the summer holidays approaching, airline customers of Rolls-Royce’s Trent 1000 engines have expressed their concern with the downing of the 787 aircraft, and now are requesting lease agreements for other aircraft to fill in their gaps. These requests are effectively putting additional pressure onto Rolls-Royce to speed up […]

REDBOOK Insight: Utilizing Alternative Collateral: Spare Parts

Download Insight Alternative Collateral In order to raise capital, many airlines issue debt or secured bonds backed by their aircraft and engines, but most airlines are sitting on another underutilized form of collateral: spare parts.  Spare parts are a widely-accepted form of collateral, but few airlines have used this often appreciating asset-to-issue debt. There have […]

REDBOOK Insight: Monetizing Slots, Gates and Routes

Download Insight PDF Slots, Gates and Routes – Monetizing Intangible Assets Slots, Gates and Routes (SGR) are immensely valuable assets for airlines, referred to commonly as “intangible” assets for valuation and collateralization. For operators, SGR assets represent strategic long-term competitive advantages and their value helps to raise additional capital for airlines, predominantly based in North […]