80.2 F
New York
Friday, August 12, 2022

Frontier Group sees a deal with Spirit Airlines after revised offer

Spirit and Frontier Airlines logos are seen in this illustration taken June 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com

CHICAGO, June 27 (Reuters) – Frontier Group Holdings (ULCC.O) Chief Executive Barry Biffle said on Monday the company’s revised offer for Spirit Airlines Inc (SAVE.N) will be enough to secure a merger deal with the ultra-low-cost carrier.

“We’re really excited about it and getting good feedback,” Biffle told Reuters in an interview.

Frontier has been vying with JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) to acquire Spirit. Either of the deals would create the fifth-largest U.S. airline.

Denver-based Frontier last week bumped up the cash component of its offer for Spirit by $2 per share to $4.13 per share and agreed to prepay $2.22 per share as a cash dividend to Spirit stockholders following approval of the transaction. It also increased its reverse termination fee to Spirit by $100 million to $350 million. read more

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com

Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh; Editing by Leslie Adler

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.


Related Articles

Latest Articles