IndiGo’s loss for the January-March 2022, quarter ballooned to Rs 1,681.8 crore, up 47% from a loss of Rs 1,147.2 crore, due to a mix of elements like the Omicron wave, costlier jet fuel, and a weaker rupee.
India’s biggest airline IndiGo said
InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, the operator of India’s largest airline IndiGo, said a larger loss for the fourth quarter on Wednesday as higher fuel costs more than offset a rebound in need for air travel.
After two years of pandemic-curtailed travel, airlines globally have made a recovery in recent months riding on a wave of pent-up demand that has enabled them to bump up capacity.
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“Although traffic rebounded and demand was robust during the latter half of the quarter, we were challenged by high fuel prices and a weakening rupee,” Chief Executive Ronojoy Dutta told in a report.
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- InterGlobe’s aircraft fuel costs soared 68.2% to ₹ 3,221 crores ($415.31 million) in the time, while total costs surged 31.5%.
However, the resurgence in air travel demand allowed revenue from operations jumped 29% to ₹ 8,021 crores. Passenger load factor, or the passenger-carrying capacity being utilized, rose to 76.7%. Yields, a metric of profitability, grew 19.2% to ₹ 4.40.
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