Turning into the third quarter of 2020 and with the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, airlines and lessors are seeking to raise fresh funds. Southwest Airlines is in the market with an $1.8 offering of unsecured bonds, comprising $500 million three-year notes, due 2023 paying a 4.750% coupon and yielding 3.750%, and $1.3bn seven-year notes, due 2027, paying 5.125% coupon and yield. Both tranches of notes are rated Baa1/BBB/BBB+ by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch. The airline intends to use the proceeds to repay a portion of its $3.3bn 365-day term loan. The 2023 notes will form a single series with the existing

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