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Airport Liquidity Key To Ratings Stability, Fitch Executive Says

Airport Liquidity Key To Ratings Stability, Fitch Executive Says

…downturn in air travel, probably in history. Lehman shared his views on a Fitch Ratings webinar titled “Outlook – North American Transportation Infrastructure.” The impact to airports and all of aviation has been profound, and Fitch will be examining how individual airports weather the crisis and manage their debt and…

Fitch: Airline Ratings Pressure To Continue Into 2021

Fitch: Airline Ratings Pressure To Continue Into 2021

…relative to levels in 3Q20 and 4Q20, the ratings agency predicted. Nearly all airline ratings remain under pressure as traffic remains severely depressed. Fitch expects more airline bankruptcies in 2021, particularly among smaller and less well-capitalized airlines. Modestly higher traffic and cost-cutting efforts will help stem cash burn compared with…

Fitch: Airline Ratings Pressure To Continue Into 2021

Fitch Ratings Pushes Back Airport Recovery Assumptions

Fitch Ratings on Monday refined its coronavirus pandemic recovery assumptions, implementing more severe downside parameters to reflect transportation segments that are struggling to return to “normal.” The move comes six months after the ratings organization last published its assumptions and outlines a scenario for airports more devastating than originally thought….

Airport Recovery Could Stall Until 2024, Fitch Warns

Airport Recovery Could Stall Until 2024, Fitch Warns

Global airport traffic levels may not fully recover to pre-pandemic levels until 4Q24, Fitch Ratings said in its latest Global Airport Traffic Tracker report. Fitch said it expects the traffic level recovery speeds to vary regionally due to differences in traffic profiles – including whether flights are for business or…

Airports’ Ability To Fund Projects Under Stress, Fitch Says

Airports’ Ability To Fund Projects Under Stress, Fitch Says

The ability of airports to fund capital projects in the near term faces a stiff test due to pay-go funding liquidity issues, Fitch Ratings concludes in a new special report, “What Investors Want to Know: U.S. Transportation and the Coronavirus Crisis.” “Federal monies that airports can use for any lawful…