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  1. Spring Air launches cheap flights to Shanghai

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Spring Airlines, the budget carrier that grabbed headlines with its 'one-yuan' tickets and offers to sell passengers homes as they cruise at 10,000 metres, is shaking up the Hong ... trip. Demand on the route has been underpinned this year by the World Expo in Shanghai. Analysts said Spring Airlines' daily service, using a 180-seat Airbus A320 airliner, would have ...

  2. Spring Air plans more Japan routes

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Spring Airlines plans to add three to four more Japanese destinations next year, despite tension over sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands denting revenue from its new route ... and parking fees, Wang said. As the first budget airline to fly into Japan's highly regulated market, Spring Air created a storm by offering one-way tickets as low as 4,000 yen (HK$375) from ...

  3. Airlines struggle with pilot shortage

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... attracting pilots. Spring Airlines said it needed to hire pilots at higher salaries than those on offer in the industry to compete with big airlines. 'We have to pay a pilot 500,000 yuan annually, compared with an industry average of 300,000 yuan,' said Spring Air chairman Wang Zhenghua. This means the budget airline has to trim costs in areas such as marketing and maintenance. ...

  4. HK-bound Juneyao Airlines plans fleet boost

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... that half the airline's passengers on the route will be business travellers, differentiating the airline from low-cost carrier Spring Airlines, which launched flights between the two cities ... Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines, which launches its first overseas flight on Friday - to Hong Kong - plans to triple its fleet to more than 50 aircraft within five years, chairman Wang ...

  5. Budget airlines spread their wings

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... consultancy. Spring Airlines is currently the only mainland LCC operating international destinations including Hong Kong and Japan. None of the big four mainland operators has an LCC at present. ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com A proliferation of budget airlines in Japan has helped entrench the low-cost carrier model in Asia, leaving full-service airlines with a tough choice- ...

  6. Budget airlines race to grow while Chek Lap Kok allows

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... they offer,' the source said. Spring Airlines, a Shanghai-based budget carrier that entered the Hong Kong market in September by launching a HK$99 one-way ticket between Hong Kong and Shanghai, said ... The need is particularly pressing for Hong Kong Airlines, the city's third local-based carrier, which is not just aiming for a public listing towards the end of this year but also plans ...

  7. Zhuhai airport deal throws low-cost challenge to Cathay

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Shanghai-based Spring Airlines, owned by the country's biggest travel agency, is a case in point. It started twice-weekly flights to Zhuhai in November offering return fares for about 1,300 yuan- ... potential, also rests with the 20-odd budget-oriented airlines that are in the state-approval process or are talking to investors about raising the required capital. Those carriers will need low-cost ...

  8. This is your in-flight property agent speaking

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... A pre-ordering service - allowing passengers to buy before taking off - allows airlines to reduce the duty-free goods carried on board. And it seems no product is out of bounds. Spring Airlines ... People appear happier shopping at 10,000 metres than on the ground, helping some Asian airlines' in-flight sales return to pre-financial-crisis levels well before a full recovery ...

  9. Aviation siblings struggle for altitude

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... low-cost carriers Spring Airlines and United Eagle Airlines. Amid problems in the domestic market, mainland carriers are intensifying efforts to internationalise. All three major airlines have ... is the sort of passenger mainland airlines covet. Shuttling weekly between Shanghai and Beijing, he usually flies Air China because of its good reputation and solid brand recognition. But seats ...

  10. Airline rises over worlds of change

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Hiram To

    ... With a proliferation of airlines registering for the domestic market, the government stepped in for a spring clean by nationalising the air transport industry. Eight airlines were eventually merged to create ... This first flight of the Tata Aviation Service commemorated the beginning of the airline. In the air carrier's first full year of operation in 1933, it flew 257,440km, carried more than 10 ...




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