HO CHI MINH CITY, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- The VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company on Tuesday was listed on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE), becoming the first airline to debut on the southern bourse.
With this listing, VietJet with the code VJC also became one of the 30 biggest companies on HOSE, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
HOSE Deputy General Director Tran Anh Dao said VietJet has a charter capital of 3 trillion Vietnamese dong (131.79 million U.S. dollars) and offered its shares at a par value of 90,000 Vietnamese dong (3.95 U.S. dollars) per share.
With a market capitalization value of 27 trillion Vietnamese dong (1.2 billion U.S. dollars), VietJet accounts for 1.5 percent of HOSE's total capitalization value - about 1,630 trillion Vietnamese dong (71.6 billion U.S. dollars) as of Feb. 15, she noted.
Statistics show that Vietnam's air transport market grew by 29 percent in 2016. VietJet raked in more than 27.53 trillion Vietnamese dong (1.2 billion U.S. dollars) in revenue and 2.39 trillion Vietnamese dong (105 million U.S. dollars) in profit last year.
Currently, VietJet boasts a fleet of 45 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 350 flights each day. It has already opened 63 routes in Vietnam and across the region.