Hit hard by competition from high-speed rail, Shanghai-based Spring Airlines, the most profitable Chinese LCC, is abandoning plans to open a second base in Zhengzhou to the north and shifting its attention south to Sanya in Hainan Province. "We have allocated two A320s to Sanya to operate on ten new routes to Xi'an, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Jinan, Nanjing, Nanchang, Nanning, Tianjin, Wuhan and Zhengzhou," a Spring spokesperson told ATWOnline. "We intend to establish Sanya as our second domestic ...

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