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Jet Airways rises 6% on reports Etihad Airways may raise its stake

Etihad Airways currently owns a 24 per cent stake in debt-laden Jet Airways.

SI Reporter  |  New Delhi 

Jet Airways
Jet Airways

Shares of rose as much as 6 per cent to Rs 312 on the in early trade Tuesday after various media reports suggested that plans to increase its in the cash-strapped airline.

currently owns a 24 per cent in the debt-laden airline.

had jumped around 19 per cent on Monday in intra-day trade after CNBC TV18 reported that founder and chairman was likely to step down from the board and give up majority control. The report also said that Etihad may infuse more capital into Jet.

PJSC may gain effective control of (India), if approve a resolution plan for the cash-strapped local airline, the Mint reported citing sources.

to Jet Airways are preparing to pick a substantial and restructure the debt of the cash-strapped airline as a forensic audit has not shown any adverse findings, it is learnt. (SBI), which leads the consortium of lenders, had last month appointed consulting firm EY to carry out a forensic audit of the airline's accounts following complaints of fund diversion, said a Business Standard report.

Banks have now initiated steps for a resolution of the stressed asset in accordance with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) norms, sources said. A decision is expected as early as this week with the next meeting between the airline and scheduled for Wednesday in Mumbai. CLICK HERE TO READ

At 09:51 am, Jet Airways was trading at Rs 307.65, up Rs 13.25 or 4.50 per cent from the previous close. Around 1.2 crore shares have been traded on and (NSE) so far.

First Published: Tue, January 15 2019. 09:55 IST