Jet Air, SpiceJet gain on ATF price cut

PTI Mumbai | Updated on October 01, 2014 Published on October 01, 2014

Shares of airline operators like SpiceJet and Jet Airways gained as much as six per cent in morning trade today after prices of jet fuel (ATF) were cut by a steep 3 per cent.

Shares of SpiceJet surged 5.6 per cent to Rs 13.01, while Kingfisher Airlines rose 4.87 per cent to Rs 2.15 and Jet Airways (India) gained 4.73 per cent to Rs 218 on the BSE.

The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, at Delhi was cut by Rs 2,077.62 per kilolitre, or 2.98 per cent, to Rs 67,525.63 per kilolitre, the nation’s largest fuel retailer Indian Oil Corp had said yesterday.

This is the third reduction in jet fuel rates since July.

Declining international oil prices have made imports cheaper, resulting in price reduction.

Jet fuel constitutes over 40 per cent of an airline’s operating costs and the price cut will ease the financial burden of cash-strapped carriers.

Published on October 01, 2014
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