Kingfisher soars 6 percent on lower fuel tax hopes

Airline stocks surged following reports that the civil aviation ministry will meet with finance ministry to discuss lowering aviation turbine fuel taxes.

hidden June 20, 2012 13:56:28 IST
Kingfisher soars 6 percent on lower fuel tax hopes

Shares in Indian airlines surged on reports that the civil aviation ministry will meet with finance ministry counterparts to discuss lowering aviation turbine fuel taxes, raising hopes of an announcement, traders said.

Kingfisher soars 6 percent on lower fuel tax hopes

Kingfisher Airlines surged 6.6 percent, while Jet Airways surged 4.6 percent. SpiceJet rose 3.8 percent on BSE. Reuters

The civil aviation ministry had proposed earlier to slash state taxes on jet fuel, which would help bring down costs for ailing local airlines that are reeling under a debt load of $20 billion and annual losses of around $2 billion.

Kingfisher Airlines surged 6.6 percent, while Jet Airways surged 4.6 percent. SpiceJet rose 3.8 percent on BSE

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