Monday, July 27, 2020

India Ratings downgrades GoAir's debt, highlights liquidity concerns

Mumbai: India Ratings has downgraded GoAir's debt and has flagged concerns about liquidity and deteriorating ioperating performance in FY21.
GoAir' overall debt was up six per cent sequentially to Rs 1,891 crore in the June quarter and its unencumbered cash and bank balance nearly halved to Rs 72.5 crore during the same period, the rating agency has said in a report. The overall debt included borrowings from promoter group companies to support business operations.
Domestic flight operations resumed after two months suspension on May 25 and even now passenger occupancy is less than 60 per cent. GoAir began operations from June 1 and is said to be operating 15-18 aircraft daily. Loss of revenue during lockdown, muted passenger demand at present and high fixed cost remain a concern.
In its latest revision, the agency has downgraded the rating for fund-based working capital limits and retained a negative watch on loan.
GoAir did not immediately respond to an email query on the matter.
26/07/20 Aneesh Phadnis/Business Standard
To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment