Norwegian to become largest Scandinavian carrier in two years? GOL to raise capital
Norwegian Air Shuttle's shares gained 9.5% on Tuesday, after Danish daily, Jyllands-Posten, reported the LCC would outgrow its larger rival, Scandinanvian SAS, in two years, based on current passenger trends.
Two years ago, Norwegian Air Shuttle was a quarter the size of SAS, and has grown to become approximately half the size of its larger, yet struggling, competitor. See related article: SAS & LCCs: Denmark’s international LCC capacity share in decline, domestic share stabilises.
GOL plans share issue
In the Americas, GOL's shares were up marginally (+0.8 ppts) on Tuesday, the same day the LCC announced plans to raise capital through a public share subscription. The carrier plans to issue 17.3 million common shares and the same number of preferred shares. It could add preferred shares up to an equivalent of 20% of the main offer. The company provided no price or date for the offer.
Selected LCCs daily share price movements (% change): 22-Sep-09