Hainan Airlines’ subsidiary Lucky Air has rebranded as a low-cost carrier (LCC) to further explore the potential in the Chinese low-cost market. As one of the most profitable carriers among Hainan Airlines’ subsidiaries, the Kunming-based carrier operates a fleet of 28 aircraft with plans to expand to 40 aircraft this year. It has set up an operating base in Lijiang of Yunnan province and launched a branch company in Chengdu. Lucky is reconfiguring its cabin into all-economy ...

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