Chinese budget carrier Spring Airline pushing for flights to Kinmen

Update:18 Nov 2014

An executive of the Shanghai-based Spring Airline met with Kinmen Magistrate Li Wo-shi Saturday to discuss the possibility of the low-cost carrier opening a route to the outlying island.

Li responded positively to the proposal by Wang Shuyu, general manager of Spring's Taiwan branch, saying it would be beneficial to Kinmen's tourism.

In his proposal, Wang said Spring is very interested in the development of Kinmen's tourism resources and is keen to open flights to the Taiwan-controlled island.

Spring currently operates nine flights per day to Xiamen on China's east coast and would like to expand its service, offering flights on routes that would include Kinmen, Xiamen and Shanghai, Wang said.

Kinmen is located just a few kilometers off Xiamen's east coast.

Spring, China's first budget carrier, now has 49 planes that operate on 69 routes, including 11 weekly flights from Shanghai to Taipei, Shijiazhuang to Taoyuan and Shanghai to Kaohsiung.

SOURCE: focustaiwan.tw

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