Jet Airways, SpiceJet shares gain on jet fuel price cut

The price of aviation turbine fuel was cut by Rs 2,077.62 per kilolitre

Mumbai: Shares of airline operators like SpiceJet and Jet Airways gained as much as six per cent in morning trade on October 1 after prices of jet fuel (ATF) were cut by a steep three 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 (IOC) had said on September 30.

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.

( Source : PTI )
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