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InterGlobe Aviation shares plunge nearly 5% after disappointing Q1 earnings

12:12 PM Jul 28, 2021 | PTI

Shares of InterGlobe Aviation on Wednesday tumbled nearly 5 per cent after the company reported a net loss of Rs 3,174 crore for the three months to June.

The stock plummeted 4.67 per cent to Rs 1,627 at the BSE.

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At the NSE, it tumbled 4.59 per cent to Rs 1,626.45.

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InterGlobe Aviation, parent of the country's largest airline IndiGo, on Tuesday reported a net loss of Rs 3,174 crore for the three months to June, primarily due to a sharp decline in revenues amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

The earnings were announced post market hours on Tuesday.

The airline, which had a fleet of 277 planes at the end of June 2021, incurred a net loss of Rs 2,844 crore in the year-ago period.

The carrier's consolidated total income increased by 177.2 per cent to Rs 3,170 crore in the first quarter of the current fiscal, it said in a statement.

The total income stood at Rs 1,143 crore in the first quarter of the previous financial year.

The airline's total expenses increased by 59.2 per cent to Rs 6,344 crore in Q1 of 2021-22, compared to Rs 3,986 crore earlier.

The company's CEO Ronojoy Dutta said, "our financial results for the first quarter were severely impacted by the second COVID wave. The number of passengers traveling declined sharply in the months of May and June."

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