Spring Airlines to expand fleet, eyeing foothold in Beijing's new airport
Spring Airlines plans to expand to 100 aircraft by 2018 to meet growing market demand, but rules out possibility of launching future long-haul intercontinental routes.
Chinese budget carrier Spring Airlines plans to expand its fleet to 100 aircraft by 2018 to meet growing market demand, according to chairman Wang Zhenghua.
The Shanghai-based LCC plans to boost flight frequencies on routes to Thailand and open a new route to Kuala Lumpur. The company is also applying for an international route to Indonesia from Shenzhen.
However, Mr. Wang ruled out the possibility of opening future long-haul intercontinental routes.
Wang also expressed a strong interest in Beijing new airport, which is scheduled to open in 2019. “We hope we can get better opportunities in Beijing new airport,” he said.
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