Maran raised stake to low cost airlines, SpiceJet to 48.6%


On Friday, SpiceJet airlines said that its promoters have however agreed to infuse the hot cash of Rs. 100 crore as its fresh funds into the airline. They added that it would be an additional equity of about 42.9 million shares that is being aggregating to probably 5%.

Media Baron Kalanidhi Maran with all his holdings said that along with his family he would move in the second largest low cost carrier which will tend to move up to 48.6%. When the Kingfisher Airline does is struggling in the air-Bourne due to the stress in the cash crunch and that time the fresh equity will come to infusion.

At the Press Trust of India at New Delhi there gathered the Chief Executive of SpiceJet, Neil Mills said that his board members met on Friday and finalized to allot 42.9 million preferential share or total of 5% for its promoters. This decision will hold the range of promoters of the SpiceJet airlines to 48.6%.

By this percent in market it had made it the second largest among the no-frills airlines and fourth largest among its seven competitors. The carrier which is capital based (Chennai based) is 16.3% in the share on the January market carrier range.

Immediately after buying out the shares of American investor Wilbur Ross, Mr. Kalanidhi Maran took away the chairman of SpiceJet in the month of November 2010. Being the one of the best performing airlines it has faced loss of Rs. 39.3 crore in December and that reflected the worsening condition of airline.

With the offset rise in the revenues of 41% and the failure or lost cost include the fuel rate hike for about 90%. Neil Mills said that their discussion doesn’t cover the area of any such fare hikes. Regardless of all these the airlines ticket has been selling the ticket for Rs. 1200 discount in ticket.

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