Shanghai-based Spring Airlines plans to slow its development owing to a pilot shortage, though the carrier still expects to earn a net profit of CNY80 million ($10.8 million) in 2007, according to President Wang Zhenghua. Based on its revised plan, Spring will maintain its current fleet of eight A320s until the second half of next year, when it will introduce four more. It originally planned to expand its fleet to 10 aircraft in 2007 and 30 in 2009. Spokesperson Zhang Lei explained, "We are ...

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