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Jet's resolution plan approved; lenders to have largest share

February 14, 2019 20:30 IST

The provisional restructuring plan has been carried out by lenders, led by State Bank of India, under the Reserve Bank of India's February 12, 2018 circular.

Cash-strapped Jet Airways on Thursday said its board has approved bank-led resolution plan (BLRP), entailing conversion of lenders' debt into equity, making them the largest shareholder in the airline.

The provisional restructuring plan (BLPRP) has been carried out by lenders, led by State Bank of India, under the Reserve Bank of India's February 12, 2018 circular.

 

"The  BLPRP currently estimates a funding gap of Rs 8,500 crore (including proposed repayment of aircraft debt of Rs 1,700 crore) to be met by appropriate mix of equity infusion, debt restructuring, sale/sale and lease back/refinancing of aircraft, among other things," the airline said in a filing to exchanges.

The BLPRP contemplates conversion of lenders' debt into 11.40 crore shares of Rs 10 each by allotment of equity shares to the lenders.

It would result in the lenders becoming the largest shareholders in the company, it added.

Jet Airways Q3 net loss at Rs 587.77 crore

Struggling carrier Jet Airways on Thursday reported a standalone net loss of Rs 587.77 crore for the third quarter ended December 31.

The company had posted a standalone net profit of Rs 165.25 crore in the same quarter previous fiscal, Jet Airways said in a regulatory filing.

The carrier said revenue from operations during the quarter under review stood at Rs 6,147.98 crore as against Rs 6,086.20 crore in the year-ago period.

Total expenses in the third quarter shot up to Rs 6,786.15 crore as compared to Rs 6,042.58 crore in the same quarter last fiscal, it added.

Aircraft fuel expenses stood at Rs 2,387.72 crore as compared to Rs 1,840.08 crore in the corresponding period last year, while aircraft and engines lease rentals were at Rs 730.35 crore as against Rs 583.67 crore.

Domestic revenue stood at Rs 2,560.44 crore, down from Rs 2,749.05 crore in the same quarter last fiscal, while the same for international operations was also down to Rs 3,587.54 crore as against Rs 3,337.15 crore, the filing added.

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