Mumbai: The lenders to India's struggling Kingfisher Airlines are trying to help it and are open to extending further loans to the carrier, said the leader of a consortium of the airline's banks. 

"We are trying to help Kingfisher," State Bank of India Chairman Pratip Choudhuri told a news agency on Monday morning. 

Asked if banks were open to lending more funds to the cash-starved airline, he said, "everything is on the table". 

Kingfisher shares rose more than 2 percent after the SBI chairman's comments.

(Agencies)