February 26, 2013
Top global banks selected to fund new Air Pacific aircraft
Air Pacific, Fiji’s national carrier soon to be flying as ‘Fiji Airways’, announced that it had selected two major international aviation banks for European export credit financing for its three new A330-200 aircraft. The two banks are German-based: KfW IPEX-Bank and Helaba. The selection of these two well-known international banking partners is the result of a RFP process overseen by a leading financial advisory consultancy in the aviation sector, SkyWorks Capital. SkyWorks Capital issued the Air Pacific RFP in late 2012 to a number of major international aviation banks, and thereafter received 7 firm proposals involving 11 separate banks, including five of the top global Export Credit banking groups.