Jet Airways posts Rs 588 cr standalone net loss for Q3

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 15, 2019 12:34 hrs
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Mumbai: Jet Airways here on Thursday reported Rs 587.7 crore standalone net loss for the third quarter ended December 31, 2018. It had reported a net profit of Rs 165.25 crore during the year-ago period.

"Despite improvement in RASK (revenue per available seat kilometre), which grew 2.6 per cent over Q3FY18 due to seasonal, demand-led strengthening of fares, higher costs because of the price of Brent crude (up 29 per cent year-on-year) and the depreciated Indian rupee impacted the airline's overall business performance," the company said in a statement.

"These factors ensured that the sequential reduction in non-fuel CASK (cost per available seat kilometre) over the last few quarters could not be sustained. For Q3FY19, Jet Airways' non-fuel CASK increased by 13.7 per cent on a year-on-year basis to Rs 3.43 crore. Excluding forex impact, non-fuel CASK increased 7.5 per cent," it said.

On a consolidated basis, the airline's net loss stood at Rs 732 crore for Q3FY19, against a net profit of Rs 186 crore in the year-ago quarter.

The company said it has restructured its network during the quarter, moving capacity away from unviable to profitable routes.