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Spring Airlines to estabish second operating base in Shijiazhuang

28-Jun-2011 11:59 AM

Spring Airlines has reportedly selected Shijiazhuang over Shenyang as the site of its second airport base with the LCC planning to deploy 200 of its employees to the city and a new A320 at Shijiazhuang Airport on 30-Jun-2011, bringing its number of aircraft in Hebei to four (Carnoc.com/Yanzhao Metropolis Daily, 27-Jun-2011). The carrier is scheduled to launch three routes from Shijiazhuang to Xiamen, Nanjing and Dalian in Jul-2011 and three more routes in Sep-2011. By the end of Sep-2011, passenger traffic at Shijiazhuang is expected to make up 20% of the LCC’s total traffic with an average daily passenger number of 4000. Spring Airlines is targetting an average daily passenger number of 19,000 in 2011.