South Korean builder Hyundai stated on Tuesday, November 12, its consortium has been picked as the preferred bidder for a controlling stake in Asiana Airlines and that the consortium would inject over US$1.7 billion into the debt-ridden carrier, reported Reuters.
The deal would help the country’s No.2 carrier which is saddled with 9.6 trillion won (US$8.3 billion) debt, as it battles rising competition from budget airlines and falling tourism traffic to Japan.
“Asiana will achieve the industry’s top-class financial health (after the deal),” Chung Mong-gyu, Hyundai Development chairman, told reporters after the deal was announced.
“We will make steady efforts to improve its competitiveness and corporate value by investing in new aircraft and services.”
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