Spring Airlines to enter lucrative Beijing-Shanghai route. 'Big Three' to launch LCC subsidiaries?
Spring Airlines, the Chinese LCC that celebrated its sixth anniversary on 02-Jul-2011, has received CAAC approval to commence services on the Beijing-Shanghai sector - China's busiest. In doing so, Spring becomes the first privately operated Chinese carrier to receive permission to serve the route, marking a key milestone for it and domestic aviation maturity in China. The carrier plans to launch a single daily service as early as the end of Sep-2011, building up its frequencies in the hotly contested market over time. [1521 words]
Unlock the following content in this report:
- High speed rail triggers approval
- Rapidly-expanding Spring expects high load factors on Shanghai-Beijing sector
- Spring Airlines may introduce premium economy class on certain routes
- Spring Airlines reports USD25m profit before tax in 1H2011
- Spring Airlines preparing for IPO to fund fleet expansion
- China's big three considering LCC subsidiaries: reports
Graphs and data:
- Top 20 Routes (15-Aug-2011 to 21-Aug-2011: China, Domestic traffic), ranked by Seats
- Beijing Capital International Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (seats per week, one way, 4-Jul-11 to 5-Feb-12)
- Beijing Capital International Airport to Shanghai PuDong Airport (seats per week, one way, 4-Jul-11 to 5-Feb-12)
- Beijing Capital to Shanghai Pudong/Shanghai Hongqiao return fares (economy class, most convenient route):
28-Sep-2010 to 20-Sep-2011
- Spring Airlines Passenger Numbers (2009 to 2011)
- Top LCCs in China (Domestic, ASKs): 15-Aug-2011 to 21-Aug-2011
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