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Fall in jet fuel prices may lift AirAsia profits

Hong Leong Investment Bank sees prices staying at current levels in Q4 and whole of 2015

Published Tue, Oct 21, 2014 · 09:50 PM
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Kuala Lumpur

THE decline in the price of jet fuel by more than 17 per cent since the first half of 2014 is likely to boost the profitability of low-cost carrier AirAsia at a time when the airline is in danger of being downgraded by aviation analysts.

Jet fuel prices have dropped to US$100 now from roughly US$121 a barrel in the first quarter of the year. The dip is consistent with the overall plunge in global crude oil prices as a result of higher supply against subdued global demand over economic slowdown in Europe and China.

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