Category Archives: Spring Airlines

Spirit Airlines to start Denver-Los Angeles flights on April 16, 2015

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) today announced new daily nonstop service between Denver and Los Angeles beginning on April 16, 2015.

Spirit will operate one flight daily between Denver and Los Angeles.

In addition to this new service, Spirit recently announced that nonstop service between Denver and San Diego will begin on January 6, 2015, as will a second daily flight between Denver and Chicago’s O’Hare
International Airport. Spirit also will begin nonstop service between Los Angeles and Cleveland on April 16, 2015.

From Denver (DEN), Spirit will offer nonstop flights to ten cities, including Chicago (O’Hare), Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Houston (Bush Intercontinental), Las Vegas, Los Angeles (starting April 16), Minneapolis/St. Paul, Phoenix, and San Diego (starting January 16).

From Los Angeles (LAX), Spirit will offer nonstop flights to nine cities, including Chicago (O’Hare), Cleveland (starting April 16), Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver (starting April 16), Detroit, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Houston (Bush Intercontinental), Las Vegas, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-132 N503NK (msn 2470) in the new livery lands in Las Vegas. Spirit Airlines, like others in the past, now has three active brands.

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Spring Airlines signs a contract with Airbus to retrofit its A320s with Sharklets

Spring Airlines (Shanghai) has signed an agreement with Airbus for Sharklet retrofit of its A320 aircraft in operation to become the first Chinese airline to perform retrofit of the latest fuel saving device.

Spring Airlines took delivery of its first A320 with Sharklets in September 2013. Since then the operator has been evaluating the effect of Sharklets on the operational performance of its fleet of six Sharklet-equipped A320s. Based on the proven operational advantage observed from more than 8500 accumulated flight hours, Spring Airlines has decided to select Sharklets for all its new deliveries and now has decided to expand the option to its in-service fleet.

Sharklets are made from light-weight composites and are 2.4 meters tall. They are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft and standard on all members of the new A320neo family. They offer operators up to four per cent fuel burn reduction on longer range sectors and provide the flexibility of either adding an additional 100 nautical miles range or increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms.

Following the success of line-fit Sharklets, Airbus, via its Upgrade Services business unit, entered service with the retrofit program in February 2013 for all A320 Family aircraft equipped with the latest standard wings.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Spring Airlines’ Airbus A320-214 B-9965 (msn 5778) arrives in Singapore with Sharklets.

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Spring Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 with Sharklets

Spring Airlines-China-sss.com A320-200 WL D-AXAD (B-9965)(06)(Grd) XFW (GB)(LRW)

Spring Airlines (Shanghai-Pudong) has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing-tip devices. Airbus A320-214 B-9965 (msn 5778, ex D-AXAD) was handed over on September 23.

The A320, powered by CFM56 engines, features a single class economy cabin, seating 180 passengers. The A320 will make its first commercial flight from Shanghai to domestic destinations on September 27.

Sharklets are made from light-weight composites and are 2.4 meters tall. They are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft and standard on all members of the new A320neo family. They offer operators up to four per cent fuel burn reduction on longer range sectors and provide the flexibility of either adding an additional 100 nautical miles range or increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms.

Established in 2004, Spring Airlines is one of China’s first private airline companies. It operates more than 50 domestic routes and several regional and international routes. Its fleet comprised 37 Airbus A320 jetliners by end of August 2013.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. D-AXAD became B-9965 when it was handed over on September 23.

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Spring Airlines Japan to now launch operations in late 2013 or early 2014

Spring Airlines Japan (Tokyo-Narita) as the new low-cost subsidiary of Spring Airlines (Shanghai), has been approved by Japan’s MLIT for a launch of scheduled passenger operations. However the new airline is now planning to commence operations in late 2013 or early 2014 according to CAPA. The new airline is planning to operate domestic routes initially from Narita Airport to Hiroshima, Kumamoto and Takamatsu. The airline previously was hoping to start operations in the spring of 2013 and the first Boeing 737-800 was prepared for delivery.

Spring Airlines is the largest low-cost carrier in China and operates over 50 international and domestic routes covering a network of more than 30 cities across China, Japan and Thailand. Spring Airlines is the aviation subsidiary of Shanghai Spring International Travel Service.

Copyright Photo: Rick Schlamp/AirlinersGallery.com. Unlike the parent which operates Airbus A320s, Spring Airlines Japan will operate Boeing 737-800s. The Japanese subsidiary also has a different livery. Boeing 737-81D N272LM (msn 39429) will be delivered as JA01GR.

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Spring Airlines to start Shanghai-Saga service

Spring Airlines (Shanghai) will launch a new route linking Shanghai (Pudong) with Saga. The new route will be operated twice a week with Airbus A320s per Airline Route.

Saga County is a county of the Xigazê Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss.

Spring Airlines challenges China Eastern and Cathay Pacific on the Shanghai-Hong Kong route

Spring Airlines (Shanghai) added the mainline Shanghai-Hong Kong route on September 27. The low-cost carrier is challenging incumbents China Eastern Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways on the route.

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Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss. Airbus A320-214 D-AXAQ (msn 4331) rotates at Hamburg (Finkenwerder). The airliner became B-6705 on delivery.

Spring Airlines doubles its profit in the first half, plans to go public

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Spring Airlines (Shanghai) more than doubled its first half profit to over $23 million. The private airline has grown its fleet to 20 Airbus A320s and plans to become China’s first private airline to go public by listing shares on the Chinese stock market in 2011.

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Copyright Photo: TMK Photography. Ex-Skyservice Airlines Airbus A320-214 B-6320 (msn 1686, ex C-FTDQ) prepares to depart from Toronto (Pearson) on delivery.