Frontier Airlines acquires $ 570 million initial public offering and begins trading today

The Frontier Airlines Airbus A320 takes off from Los Angeles International Airport on August 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

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Frontier Airlines’ parent company announced that it raised $ 570 million from an IPO. This is the youngest U.S. airline to take this path as the industry sees signs of recovery from the Covid pandemic.

The Denver-based budget airline announced late Wednesday that it had sold 30 million shares at $ 19 each, the low end of the target range, which translates into a valuation of around $ 4 billion.

Frontier begins trading on Thursday under the ticker ULCC, the initials of the ultra-low-cost carrier, on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

Frontier went public last month after plans were dropped in the summer as the industry struggled with the pandemic.

Another low-cost airline, Sun Country Airlines, went public last month.

Correction: In an earlier version of this article, the first trading day was incorrectly indicated with a bullet point.

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