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Low-cost Chinese airlines target expansion in Taiwan

Two mainland budget airlines have expressed interest in starting flights to and from Taiwan, a welcome first for the island where businesspeople complain of high fares owing to strong demand for major routes.

Tuesday, 16 July, 2013, 5:35am

Spring Airlines to offer passenger cars in its in-flight catalogue

Spring Airlines, the Shanghai-based budget carrier, is poised to include passenger cars in its in-flight shopping catalogue alongside the perfumes and watches, as it cashes in on well-paid frequent travellers.

12 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Spring Air may halt services to Japan

Spring Airlines, China's biggest carrier outside government control, is considering ending flights to Japan after a territorial dispute between the Asian countries last year emptied planes and caused losses.

Spring Air has not decided on the 12 weekly flights between China and Japan, chairman Wang Zhenghua said, adding his "Japanese friends" were asking him to continue.

5 Feb 2013 - 5:25am

China-Japan air travel recovering

Air travel demand has started to recover on routes between China and Japan after previously being hammered because of the territorial dispute between the two countries.

30 Nov 2012 - 2:53am

China airline drops free ticket offer to Japan after outcry

Chinese budget carrier Spring Airlines has cancelled an offer of free tickets to Japan, bowing to pressure after bloggers slammed the company online and labelled it a traitor, in a sign of heightened nationalist sentiment amid a territorial dispute.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:01pm

China Digest, October 20, 2012


Charity haircut works

20 Oct 2012 - 4:37am

Shanghai airport to double capacity

Shanghai Pudong International Airport received approval to build a fourth and fifth runway in an expansion that will see the number of aircraft movements double by 2020.

The addition of two runways will enable the airport to handle 650,000 landings and take-offs a year in 2020, compared with 332,100 aircraft movements last year.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Strong potential demand bodes well for mainland budget carriers

Kong Yuanyuan, 25, a project supervisor at a Shanghai-based licensing consultancy firm, is planning a simple business trip to Chengdu in two weeks' time.

But her travel arrangements are surprisingly complicated, and the first leg of her journey will be by budget airline to Chongqing from where she will travel to Chengdu by train.

17 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Booming trade, foreign interest spur transport plays to mull IPOs

Rapid growth in the dry bulk shipping business and airline acquisition interest are boosting the number of transport-related initial public share offerings.

Eleven transport offerings will tap the Hong Kong and mainland stock markets for a combined US$4 billion in the next 12 months, according to research by Thomson Financial.

7 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

July takeoff date for Chongqing Airlines

1.2b yuan to be invested

Chongqing Airlines may start its maiden flight in July after it is officially set up next month on the 10th anniversary of the city's upgrade to a municipality, a government source said.

The airline, to be established on June 18, is 60 per cent-owned by China Southern Airlines, which will supply the passenger aircraft and technical support.

28 May 2007 - 12:00am