Air transport industry finance, with its complexity and special needs such as route rights, airport slots, aircraft leasing options and frequent flyer programmes, requires specific knowledge. While there are numerous financial management and corporate finance texts available, few of these provide explanations for the singularities of the airline industry with worked examples drawn directly from the industry itself. Revised and updated in its fourth edition, this internationally renowned and respected book provides the essentials to understanding all areas of airline finance. Designed to address each of the distinct areas of financial management in an air transport industry context, it also shows how these fit together, while each chapter and topic provides a detailed resource which can be also consulted separately. Supported at each stage by practical airline examples, it examines the financial trends and prospects for the airline industry as a whole, contrasting the developments for the major regions and airlines. Important techniques in financial analysis are applied to the airline industry, together with critical discussion of key issues. Thoroughly amended and updated throughout, the fourth edition reflects the many developments that have affected the industry, with a particular emphasis on the full impact of the global banking and sovereign debt crises. This edition also features new material discussing the increased airline mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity of recent years, and considers the likelihood of further consolidation in the future. The book is a key resource for students of airline management, and a sophisticated and authoritative guide for analysts in financial institutions and consultancies, executives in airlines and related industries, and civil aviation departments.
'The Fourth Edition of Dr. Peter Morrell’s Airline Finance is required reading for anyone looking to understand the financial complexities of aviation. His use of real-world examples, taken from airlines’ annual reports, renders the work interesting, insightful and relevant, and his explanation of what everything means and how it all fits together is world-class. Look no further for real expertise in aviation finance. Well done, Peter!' John Slosar, Chief Executive, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd ’This book takes the non-specialist reader on a marvelous and informative tour through the intricacies of airline finance. It should be required reading for any analyst, financier, airline executive, regulator or student wanting to understand how to measure and compare airline financial performance, raise finance to buy aircraft, manage financial risk, and more. It’s also an entertaining read packed with up to date examples drawn from airline situations around the world.’ Brian Pearce, Chief Economist, International Air Transport Association Reviews previous editions: 'Peter Morrell has cleverly dissected the key aspects of airline finances and provided an excellent guide to both the routine financial requirements, such as financial statements and ratios, and also to the specific issues facing airline finance executives, such as airline risk management, valuations and privatisations. This is an essential compendium to airline finance executives, their financiers and investors and anyone with a passion for this fascinating industry.' Ian Milne, British Airways. Author of Bridging the GAAP '…an excellent introduction for anyone starting at an airline or in aircraft finance…an excellent, clearly written introduction to the subject.' Airfinance Journal '…a fascinating book that, in just over 300 pages, managed to provide a good explanation of many of those 'strange things' that you often read about but struggle to find a clear explanation for, such as the valua
Contents: Preface; Industry financial performance; Airline financial statements; Airline financial ratios; Airline valuation; Sources of finance; Equity finance; Airline privatisation; Airline financial planning and appraisal; Risk management: foreign currency, fuel prices and interest rates; Aircraft leasing; Aircraft securitisation; Airline bankruptcy; Industry financial prospects; Bibliography; Glossary of terms; Index.