Airline Insights

Your Window to airline credit scores, data and analytics to support risk management, sales, pricing and portfolio management.

Online tool set to help increase productivity, reduce customer acquisition cycle times and maximise competitive advantage.

Comprises standard and tailored dashboards with added value analysis, credit considerations and outlook commentaries.

Used by one of the top 5 banks in Europe, a major GDS, merchant acquirers and aircraft lessors.

Standard & Tailored Dashboards

The online self-service application includes a custom landing page and standard dashboards with private credit scores, financial statements, KPI, 5-Year trend analysis, liquidity analysis, financial market data and commentaries, plus air transport and macroeconomic data for each country.

Airlines can be added at client request, including those subject to confidentiality where only the client has visibility of the financials.

Tailored services with client branded dashboards complement the standard Airline Insights resources and can be included as optional add-ons at any time.

Private Credit Scores

Our neutral, universal, private and customisable credit scoring model addresses risk management challenges that are unique to the airline sector:

  • Limited coverage of credit ratings available from recognised agencies
  • Propensity for government intervention for economic and political reasons;
  • Insolvency and default risk cycles contrary to those of most other sectors.

Model takes into account over 50 measures covering Balance Sheet Health, Profitability, Productivity, Outlook, Reputation and Strategic Value.

Primarily based on quantitative measures with weightings for each component and regular updates.

Portfolio, Benchmarking & Sales Targeting

Our portfolio service comprises three tailored dashboards for your airline portfolio covering References and Attributes, Key Performance Indicators and Credit Considerations of your choice.

Our benchmarking service enables you to select a portfolio and set of ratios to benchmark covering liquidity, leverage, profitability and other credit metrics.

Our sales targeting tool is an extension of the services, which enables you to classify, traffic light and filter all airlines in the database across attributes and indicators according to best fit with your ideal airline account and potential value to you.

Outlooks

Our outlook services comprise tailored dashboards with indicators of your choice for all airlines in the database that include:

  • Short-term outlook dashboards focussing on liquidity;
  • Medium-term outlook dashboards that typically focus on leverage, fleet and strategic value;
  • Financial market dashboard covering all airlines that are traded to provide a market view of each airline’s value and risk;
  • Fuel sensitivity dashboards that identify airline vulnerability to fuel price and the impact on operating margins of 4 price assumptions.

Credit Reports

Our service supports internal production of credit reports for prospects and existing airline clients and provides dashboards of selected charts and tables tailored to your own report templates.

Dashboards and content available from a selection of operational performance, financial health, credit considerations, strategic value, network and market analysis, fleet, country air transport and benchmarking.

Your own data can be added such as account attributes, KPI, client concentrations and portfolio rankings.

Portfolio Management & Pricing for Risk

Our client confidential services in this area are the deliveries from a consultancy project to define and implement a pricing and portfolio management system.

Pricing for risk services enable you to maintain your pricing model, collateral rates and credit risk premiums applied to credit score bands and determine a guide price based on your model.

Portfolio management is an extension of pricing for risk and reports airline portfolio results on individual accounts and overall, with a focus on portfolio KPI, contracts vs. plan and actuals vs. contracts.

Risk & Portfolio Management Applications

We design, build and host client branded and customised risk and portfolio management applications using the MIK BI platform.

These can use data from the core Airline Insights application complemented by internal and external data provided by the client, e.g. fleet data, forward sales exposure.

Alternatively, the application can be bespoke and separate from Airline Insights, with data sourced and maintained by the client themselves, including integration with the client’s operational and financial systems.

Contact us to discuss how Airline Insights can help you to gain some competitive advantage and to request a demonstration