Spring Airlines CEO Zhang Xiuzhi stated the carrier has preliminarily selected its Japanese partner for its proposed Japan branch company with the branch company scheduled to commence operations in Jul-2013. Ms Zhang, as quoted by Caixin, stated the partner is not an aviation company but did not reveal the identity of the partner.
Spring Airlines selects Japanese partner for Japan venture
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