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Japan Airlines to Raise About $8.5 Billion in IPO

New York, August 3 ( – Next month, Japan Airlines Co is all set to raise around  $8.5 Billion  in the second-biggest initial public offering this year. On September 19, the airline will be listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Japan Airline’s government-backed owner is expected to sell its 175 million shares at a price of 3,790 yen apiece. After coming with the biggest IPO, the company marks its return. It slashed jobs, cut debt and retired older, less fuel-efficient aircraft to revive profit.

After the offering, JAL is expected to displace  ANA as the world’s fourth-largest airline by market value. At $11.3 billion, Latam Airlines Group SA is the largest airline,  at $10.9 billion, Air China Ltd is the second and third place has been bagged by Singapore Airlines Ltd at $10.1 billion.

The company posted a profit of 187 billion yen.