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Asiana Airlines shares jump as Seoul considers sale to Korean Air

State-run bank says salvage deal is one option to help two leading carriers

South Korea's two leading airlines were struggling even before the coronavirus pandemic devastated the industry.    © Reuters

SEOUL -- Shares of Asiana Airlines rose sharply on Friday on expectations that the South Korean government will sell the troubled full-service carrier to its larger rival in a deal that would inject taxpayer money into both airlines.

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