Chinese low-cost carrier (LCC) Spring Airlines has slowed down its international expansion pace as load factors drop on international routes, especially Japan and Thailand, according to Spring chairman Wang Zhenghua. In September 2016, the Shanghai-based LCC announced it had opened 30 new international routes and expected to open 10 more by the end of 2016. Wang said the carrier would “experience quite a miserable adjustment process, which would last until April and May of this ...

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