(Reuters) – Sunlight Nation Airways, an ultra low-value air carrier backed by non-public-fairness huge Apollo Worldwide Management Inc, filed for an original general public presenting on Monday, banking on a rebound in air travel as countries roll out vaccines versus COVID-19.
Minnesota-primarily based Sunshine Nation, which provides reasonably priced flights and getaway deals to destinations throughout the United States and in Mexico, Central The usa and the Caribbean, stated it would record its stock on the Nasdaq less than they symbol “SNCY”.
Founded in 1982 by Jim Olsen and a modest team of pilots and flight attendants, Sunshine Nation started flight functions in 1983 with a one Boeing 727-200 plane.
The airline, which has been bought and bought a several instances more than the a long time, was forced to declare bankruptcy right after the Sept. 11 2001, assaults on the United States and was harm again by the economic downturn of 2008 and the revelation of financial fraud.
The airline, a contract cargo operator for Amazon Air, submitted for Chapter 11 personal bankruptcy security for the 2nd time in 2008. The enterprise was ultimately bought by Apollo in 2017.
Sun Country’s IPO arrives as U.S. funds marketplaces are poised for one more banner yr, with January’s IPO haul totaling $33.9 billion, according to Refinitiv information.
The organization reported operating earnings of $293.7 million for the 9 months ended Sept. 30, 2020, from $537.5 million a calendar year before.
“With the expectation that a short while ago approved COVID-19 vaccines will be commonly distributed in 2021, we consider the airline sector will rebound in the back again fifty percent of 2021 and normalize in 2022,” the organization said in its submitting.
Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Financial institution Securities, Goldman Sachs and Nomura are among the underwriters for Sunlight Country’s providing.
Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru Editing by Anil D’Silva