South Korea-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Eastar Jet has become the fifth airline to join the first North Asian U-FLY Alliance of low-cost carriers. The group was formed in January 2016 by Hainan Airlines’ four subsidiaries Hong Kong Express Airlines, Kunming-based Lucky Air, Urumqi Airlines and Chongqing-based West Air. The new alliance is looking to extend regional coverage through the new Eastar connections as well as extend LCC services. Eastar, which operates out of its ...

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