CAAC plans to open some secondary airports near larger domestic markets and relax its control of airfare and route licensing in an attempt to boost the growth of Chinese LCCs. As one of the country's few profitable LCCs, Spring Airlines welcomed the regulator's move. "Currently our airports cost accounts for 10% of our total operating expenses. If CAAC can open some secondary airports for us, it will be conducive to our cost [control]," spokesperson Zhang Lei said. Industry analysts pointed ...

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