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Korean Air to buy rival Asiana in market revamp

Korean Air and holding company Hanjin KAL on Monday confirmed they would acquire rival Asiana Airlines for 1.8 trillion won ($US1.6 billion) as part of a wider restructuring of the Korean aviation industry.

The merged airline is expected to rank as one of the world’s top 10 in a  move Korean Air says is designed the competitiveness of the Korean aviation industry.

Korean plans to sell new shares early next year worth $2.5 trillion won (US$2.3 billion) to finance the merger.

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The deal will see Hanjin KAL pass on to Korean Air an 800-billion read more ⇒

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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