Flydubai secures $500 million Term Financing Facility

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on November 24, 2019


Dubai Aviation Corporation, (trading as flydubai) successfully completed a $500 million 5-year Term Financing Facility

Emirates NBD Capital Limited (EMCAP) and Noor Bank have acted as Global Coordinators and Emirates NBD Bank and Noor Bank have jointly underwritten the transaction. The Facility was subsequently launched to a general syndication on November 18, 2019.

Emirates NBD Capital Limited, Noor Bank, and Dubai Islamic Bank, were the Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners. The Facility will be utilised towards refinancing the carrier's first landmark Sukuk issued in 2014, which matures on November 26, 2019.

Ahmed Al Qassim, senior executive vice president & group head, Corporate & Institutional Banking at Emirates NBD, said: "The financing demonstrates our commitment towards supporting flydubai. As a leading financial institution in the region, our aim is to provide innovative solutions to our valued clients in order to achieve their long-term objectives."

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO at flydubai, commented: "We continue to explore ways to further diversify our sources of funding, while at the same time optimising our cost of funding. We are pleased to see the healthy appetite in the market that has enabled us to successfully raise the five-year Term Loan for $500 million to refinance our first Sukuk issued in 2014."

- business@khaleejtimes.com

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