Garuda gets $100m sukuk from Maybank

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Garuda red carpetIndonesia’s state carrier Garuda Indonesia has secured $100 million in financing from a unit of Malaysia’s Maybank to fund its operations and expansion, the Malaysian bank said on May 6.

The Musyarakah-based loan, which will be Indonesia’s largest bilateral Islamic financing, has a tenure of three years and will be issued through Maybank’s Indonesian unit, PT Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII), Maybank said in a statement.

“The partnership in financing demonstrates BII’s continuous support for Garuda Indonesia as we are growing our business,” said Garuda’s Chief Executive Officer Emirsyah Satar.

“We are honored that this is the first and only Islamic financing done between a bank and an airline in Indonesia”, he added.

Garuda Indonesia posted a net loss of $163.9 million in its first quarter ended March, compared with a loss of $33.75 million in the same period a year earlier, as the airline continued to struggle with rising competition.

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Indonesia’s state carrier Garuda Indonesia has secured $100 million in financing from a unit of Malaysia’s Maybank to fund its operations and expansion, the Malaysian bank said on May 6.

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Garuda red carpetIndonesia’s state carrier Garuda Indonesia has secured $100 million in financing from a unit of Malaysia’s Maybank to fund its operations and expansion, the Malaysian bank said on May 6.

The Musyarakah-based loan, which will be Indonesia’s largest bilateral Islamic financing, has a tenure of three years and will be issued through Maybank’s Indonesian unit, PT Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII), Maybank said in a statement.

“The partnership in financing demonstrates BII’s continuous support for Garuda Indonesia as we are growing our business,” said Garuda’s Chief Executive Officer Emirsyah Satar.

“We are honored that this is the first and only Islamic financing done between a bank and an airline in Indonesia”, he added.

Garuda Indonesia posted a net loss of $163.9 million in its first quarter ended March, compared with a loss of $33.75 million in the same period a year earlier, as the airline continued to struggle with rising competition.

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