Shanghai-based LCC Spring Airlines has accelerated its preparation for a listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in an effort to fuel its expansion. The privately held carrier is China's most successful LCC and has reported a profit every year since its 2005 launch, including record earnings of CNY158 million ($23.1 million) in 2009 (ATWOnline, Jan. 12). It currently operates 15 A320s and plans to expand its fleet to 100 aircraft by 2015. It also plans to open international routes to ...

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