Feb 07 2012
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Emirates to raise Dh1.9bn: Spokesperson
Funds needed for delivery of three aircraft to be delivered this year
A spokesperson told Emirates 24l7 that "three UAE banks will arrange the transaction. DIB is the co-ordinating bank and a mandated lead arranger. Al Hilal Bank and Ajman Bank are also mandated lead arrangers. The banks were mandated in January."
"We were kind of planning for finance from European banks...but it's just a bit difficult now," said Clark. "We still have the Islamic finance market to go with and other funding options are always open for us," he said, adding that issuing an Islamic bond or sukuk was "not out of the question".
Emirates is active in corporate funding markets because of its busy schedule of plane purchases; it received 10 new aircraft this year and a further 13 are scheduled for delivery before the end of March next year.
The airline placed an order for 50 Boeing 777 jetliners at the Dubai Air Show last year.
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