The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted approval to Hainan Airlines to rebrand its subsidiary West Air as low-cost carrier (LCC), effective March 29. Shanghai-based Spring Airlines is currently China’s only LCC. China Eastern’s wholly owned subsidiary China United Airlines is also scheduled to formally adopt the LCC business model March 29. The Chongqing-based carrier has been trying to reduce its operating costs since 2013, which includes reducing aircraft ...

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