Jeju Air to raise 127 bln won via stock sale for post-pandemic biz

최경애 / 2021-10-14 11:26:19
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Jeju Air-rights issue


Jeju Air-rights issue

Jeju Air to raise 127 bln won via stock sale for post-pandemic biz

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Yonhap) -- Jeju Air Co., South Korea's biggest budget carrier, said Thursday it will raise 127 billion won (US$107 million) by selling stocks in preparation for the post-coronavirus era.

Jeju Air plans to issue 11.26 million shares at 18,350 won per share to employees and existing shareholders from Oct. 18-19 and list the stocks on the main Korea Exchange (KRX) on Nov. 19, the company said in a regulatory filing.

"The planned rights issue is to secure operating capital as the country aims to gradually shift to a phase of 'living with COVID-19' from mid-November," a company spokesman said.

Under the "With Corona" scheme, COVID-19 is treated as an infectious respiratory disease, like seasonal influenza, with eased distancing being implemented.

In June, Jeju Air resumed flights to Saipan in a preemptive measure to absorb post-pandemic travel demand.

The low-cost carrier has suspended most of its flights on international routes since early last year due to countries' entry restrictions.

Currently, international flights to six cities -- Saipan, Tokyo, Osaka, Weihai, Harbin and Manila -- are available for business travel and Koreans residing in the cities.

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