Speaking to local media, Ashwani Lohani, chairman and managing director of Air India, has confirmed that the airline’s debt burden is a significant hurdle to growth and that the carrier is seeking a debt restructuring. Lohani said that the costs of serving Air India’s debt runs to Rs4,000 crore every year: “We definitely want to do a debt restructuring, (but are) still working on it; nothing concrete has emerged. It’s not a very easy thing, we have no clue of what can happen, what can be done.” Air India has been aided by low oil costs but with costs rising,

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