KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has sealed refinancing packages with two banks covering two 2000-build Boeing 737-800 aircraft through Japanese operating leases with call options.
BNP Paribas, which confirms the deal, is acting as lease arranger, while DBS Bank is the debt arranger.
The refinancing of one 737-800 has already closed and the other will be completed in November.
Last week, KLM inked similar refinancing packages for two 2000-build 737-800s with Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Banking (CA-CIB). The bank also arranged Japanese operating leases with call options for the aircraft (MSN 29595, 29596). Korean Development Bank and CA-CIB acted as debt arrangers on one of the aircraft.