Spring Airlines’ low-cost subsidiary Spring Japan has postponed its inaugural flight to Aug.1 due to “inadequate preparation work,” according to a Spring spokesperson. The Japanese-based low-cost carrier (LCC) was originally scheduled to launch its maiden flight in May, but postponed it to June 27 for unspecified reasons. According to Japanese media reports, the delay is due to a pilot shortage. Spring Japan had planned to open three new routes from Tokyo Narita to ...

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