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The World's Top Airline Stock Is SpiceJet With 124% Advance

  • Indian carrier’s shares have outperformed global peers in 2017
  • Chairman Ajay Singh says stock is ‘greatly undervalued’
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Ajay Singh, SpiceJet's chief executive officer, discusses the company's growth potential and the U.S. travel ban with Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn and Anna Edwards on 'Bloomberg Markets.' (Source: Bloomberg)

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Two and a half years after SpiceJet Ltd. was forced to ground its entire fleet on its inability to pay a mere $2.2 million in fuel bills, the budget airline has become the world’s best-performing airline stock -- with $26 billion in plane orders to boot.

The company’s co-founder and Chairman Ajay Singh has played the white knight, injecting capital, cutting loss-making routes and aggressively adding capacity in one of the world’s fastest growing markets. To top it all off, crude prices are staying low.