Spring Airlines Pursues More Double-Digit Growth As A320neos Arrive, Prepares To Receive High Density A321neos From 1H2020
Spring Airlines chairman Stephen Wang discusses expectations for fleet and traffic growth in 2019, the recent launch of services to Myanmar, the initial performance of the A320neo fleet, plans for the A321neo and the possibility of acquiring A321neoXLRs. Spring is China’s largest LCC and currently operates an all-A320 fleet consisting of 87 aircraft. In 2020 Spring will reach the 100 aircraft milestone and also start taking delivery of the 240-seat A321neos. The A321neos will be a game-changer for Spring as it will allow the LCC to add capacity on domestic trunk routes and maximise use of slots at primary Chinese airports while further reducing its already very low unit costs. Spring is also now looking at acquiring A321neoXLRs, which would open up new longer routes connecting northern China and Southeast Asia.