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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.

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