Is Korean acquisition of Asiana bellwether for wider consolidation in Asia?

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As the dust settles on the proposed Korean Air acquisition of its embattled rival Asiana Airlines, questions begin to emerge about what the future merged carrier will look like and whether this is the start of many other pandemic-driven mergers and acquisitions to come? 

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