EasyJet Plc plans to raise more than 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) from a share sale, as the U.K. airline prepares to compete for customers amid the tentative return of leisure travel.
The carrier could announce plans to raise fresh funding from selling equity as well as debt as soon as this week, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing confidential information.
No final decisions have been made and the size, structure and timing of any transaction will depend on investor appetite and market conditions, the people said. A representative for EasyJet declined to comment.
EasyJet has raised more than 5.5 billion pounds in liquidity since the start of the pandemic as coronavirus shutdowns brought the global airline industry to its knees. The airline will “will continue to review its liquidity position on a regular basis and, as part of the capital structure review, assess all further funding opportunities,” it said in its quarterly earnings note in July.
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