Singapore Airlines raises S$2.1 billion through aircraft sales

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May 03, 2021
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The A350-900ULR. Image: Singapore Airlines.

Singapore Airlines has raised S$2.1 billion(US$1.57b) through aircraft sales and leaseback of 11 planes through four finance houses.

The aircraft comprise seven Airbus A350-900s and four Boeing 787-10s.

Singapore Airlines has successfully raised approximately S$15.4 billion in fresh liquidity since 1 April 2020, including these sale-and-leaseback transactions. The amount also includes S$8.8 billion from SIA’s successful rights issue, S$2.1 billion from secured financing, S$2.0 billion via the issuance of convertible bonds and notes, as well as more than S$500 million through new committed lines of credit and a short-term unsecured loan.

The airline continues to have access to more than S$2.1 billion in committed credit lines, along with the option to raise up to S$6.2 billion in additional mandatory convertible bonds before the Annual General Meeting in July 2021.

Mr Goh Choon Phong, Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Officer, said: “The additional liquidity from these sale-and-leaseback transactions reinforces our ability to navigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic from a position of strength.

“We will continue to respond nimbly to the evolving marketing conditions, and be ready to capture all possible growth opportunities as we recover from this crisis.”