Spring Airlines has received approval from Japanese aviation authorities to launch subsidiary Spring Japan. The new entity, which has leased three Boeing 737s, plans to make Tokyo Narita its main operating base for service to Takamatsu, Hiroshima and Saga. Its maiden flight is scheduled to launch in May 2014; it is currently hiring pilots and cabin crew. The Shanghai-based carrier did not reveal the exact amount of the new venture’s registered capital, but is expected to hold a 33% ...

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