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Merger of AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines an option: Minister Azmin

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Merging money-losing state carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) with budget airline AirAsia Group is one of the options to “save” them as the COVID-19 crisis batters the industry, Malaysia’s second-most senior minister told Reuters on Friday.

The pandemic that has killed at least 143,744 people around the world has led to lockdowns in many countries, brought air travel to a virtual halt and left airlines battling for survival.

Mohamed Azmin Ali, Malaysia’s minister of international trade and industry and the government’s designated second-in-command, said deliberations would soon take place on various options to help out the

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