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American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Sky West Airways, Spirit Airlines and privately-held Frontier Airways have signed letters of intent for the mortgage phrases, the Treasury Division stated Thursday.
Different airways have stated they count on to be eligible for billions in federal loans however have not but signed letters of intent, although conversations are ongoing, a Treasury Division spokeswoman stated.
U.S. passenger airways, posting their first losses in years due to the virus, had been allowed to use for parts of the $25 billion in federal loans, funding put aside below the CARES Act in March.
The Treasury Division did not disclose the quantities and phrases of the loans, for which airways had been required to place up fairness, warrants, or senior debt to compensate taxpayers. However executives have been previewing the quantity they count on to obtain.
American Airways CEO Doug Parker advised employees that the airline expects to finalize the $4.75 billion-loan within the third quarter. Final month he advised shareholders that the provider plans to make use of money flows from its AAdvantage frequent flyer bank card as collateral.
Within the spring U.S. airways began receiving parts of a further $25 billion in help that secures sector jobs by Sept. 30, reduction that airline labor unions need extended by subsequent March.