14-Apr-2011 10:33 AM

Spring Airlines' load factors average 95%

Spring Airlines founder and chairman Wang Zhenghua stated load factors average 95% on the carrier’s services (CNN, 13-Apr-2011). "Our load factor is No 1 in the world," Mr Wang said, adding that the carrier has 30% more seats in an all economy-class configuration compared with most other airlines. The carrier operates a fleet of 22 A320s and handled 5.6 million passengers in 2010 across its network of 14 destinations. The carrier also has ambitious expansion plans. "Our goal is to become the next Southwest. We want to have 400 or 500 planes just like they do. It's really up to us to see to make it happen,” Mr Wang said.

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