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About Spring Airlines 

Spring Airlines is China's first low-cost domestic airline. The airline is headquartered in Shanghai and currently flies to 5 domestic bases: Shanghai Hongqiao, Pudong, Shenyang, Shijizhuang, Shenzhen. Spring Airlines also fly to Japan Osaka, Thailand Bangkok, Nagoya, South Korea Jeju and other overseas locations.

In 2010, Spring Airlines opened up Shanghai Pudong – Ibraki as a gateway for passengers flying into the city with charter flights. This made China’s private airlines fly out of the country for the first time. Later in 2010, Spring Airlines opened up the Shanghai to Hong Kong route. By 2012, Spring Airlines opened up routes to over 75 international and regional routes. In terms of network, it offers regular flights to eighty destinations around China as well as Thailand, Japan, Cambodia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Malaysia.

Since 2004, Spring Airlines has been awarded the ‘Safety Advanced Unit’ recognition award for the airline. Spring Airlines promotes cheap, environmentally friendly travel and devoid of all the unnecessary travel services in order for the passenger to travel in a comfortable manner.


Spring Airlines Fleet

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 Spring Airlines fleet consists of over 80 aircraft. Within the fleet, Spring Airlines either owns or leases entirely Airbus A320-200 aircraft. Spring Airlines also is regularly updating its fleet, with models such as the Airbus A320neo and Airbus A321neo currently on order.



Spring Airlines Destinations

Spring Airlines flies to many corners of China, as well as international destinations such as Cambodia, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia. Here's a list of all Spring Airlines destinations:

Domestic Destinations

Baishan Beijing Chanchun Changde
Changsha Chengdu Chongqing Dallan
Fuzhou Guangzhou Guilin Guiyang
Hangzhou Harbin Hohhot Hong Kong
Huaihua Jieyang Jinan Kunming
Mianyang Lanzhou Macau Nanjing
Nanning Qianjiang Quanzhou Sanya
Shanghai Shenzhen Shenyang Shijiazhuang
Tangshan Tianjin Ürümqi Xi'an
Xiamen Xuzhou Zhanjiang Zhuhai



International Destinations

Bangkok Chiang Mai Denpasar Ibaraki
Jeju Johor Bahru Kaohsiung Kota
Nagoya Nha Trang Osaka Phom
Phuket Saga Sapporo Siem
Singapore Surat
Taipei Takamatsu


Spring Airlines Baggage Policy

Carry-on Baggage

For domestic flights, the baggage allowance is one bag with maximum weight is 7kg. For international flights, carry-on baggage must not weigh more than 5kg. 

Checked Baggage

Checked baggage allowances vary depending on ticket class. For international flights, Non-SpringPlus customers are permitted free carry-on and checked luggage with a combined weight of no more than 15kg. SpringPlus customers are permitted carry-on baggage and checked baggage with a combined weight of 25kg. For domestic flights, there is no check baggage allowance for P/R/X/U/E ticket classes. Y Class customers are permitted free carry-on baggage and checked baggage with a combined weight of 15kg. SpringPlus customers are permitted carry-on baggage and checked baggage with a combined weight of 25kg combined.


Spring Airlines Check-in

Online Check-In

If you make a Spring Airlines reservation with us, you can still check-in online on the official Spring Airlines Website. Simply put in your flight details and check-in! Please be aware that online check-in is currently only available for domestic Spring Airlines flights and that if you wish to do so online, you must check-in at least 24 hours before departure. Passengers who have completed online check-in may go straight through airport security at the airport.


Airport Check-In

Airport check-in can be completed by visiting the Spring Airlines check-in desk at the airport of departure. Passengers checking-in at the airport for their Spring Airlines flight should arrive at the check-in desk at least 60 minutes before their flights is scheduled to leave.



Spring Airlines Hub Airport 

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport Is the main domestic airport serving Shanghai, located near the town of Hongqiao in Changning District. It is known as the 6th busiest airport in mainland China. Spring Airline's Shanghai flights are their most popular. 

Other airlines that fly to Shanghai Hongqiao international include EVA Air, Tibet Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and China United Airlines.


 Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 

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Spring Airlines Airlines News  

9th October 2017

China's Spring Airlines adds Guangzhou - Singapore service in November 2017

Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines in winter 2017/18 season is expanding service to South East Asia, with the offering of Guangzhou – Singapore route. From 05NOV17, Airbus A320 aircraft will operate this route 3 times a week.

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18th September 2017

China's Spring Airlines rides high on overseas travel boom

Low-cost carrier finds success, but it now faces challenges from rivals

Wang Zhenghua's instincts on China's travel industry have proven visionary.

As China's middle class began to develop more than three decades ago, the businessman founded a travel agency with a focus on individual tourists rather than group travel. He followed that by launching China's first budget carrier, Spring Airlines.

Now his company is expanding into hotels, with locations in Japan and other parts of Asia.

In a candid moment of self-assessment last year, Wang told the Nikkei Asian Review that he is a cautious businessman, a modest but truthful admission.

Wang said he decided to open a hotel chain after a friend joked that Spring Airlines was sending vigorous-spending Chinese travelers overseas, helping foreign businesses make money.

The company has already opened one hotel near Nagoya in Japan's Aichi Prefecture, and it plans to expand the chain to 15 to 20 locations, including South Korea, Thailand and elsewhere, over the next three to five years.


The 73-year-old Wang, who guided Spring Airlines into China's largest low-cost carrier, is a popular figure in the Chinese media and business community.

In the early 1980s, while working as a civil servant in a small district in Shanghai, Wang made a bold move: Anticipating that individual travel would become popular among Chinese, he founded the Shanghai Spring Tour travel agency, concentrating on individual travelers rather than group tours.



April 2017

Spring Airlines has confirmed the attraction of the low-cost, long-haul business niche to the Chinese LCC

Spring Airlines have acknowledged that it has a strong network to consider launching such a product in 2018. Privately-owned Spring Airlines currently operates a fleet of sixty-eight A320-200s with three more due for delivery on lease from AWAS in 2018. In terms of network, it offers regular flights to eighty destinations around China as well as Thailand, Japan, Cambodia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Malaysia.


January 2017

Spring Airlines launched its latest international route with the commencement on 13 January of a twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) service between Shenzhen (SZX) and Johor Bahru (JHB).

The 2,577-kilometre route will be operated by the Chinese LCC’s A320s. Out of the airline’s 65 international routes, this is only the third to Malaysia. Japan is currently the best served market by Spring Airlines with 23 routes, followed by Thailand with 17 and South Korea with 10. Spring’s other two routes to Malaysia are both to Kota Kinabalu; a daily service from Shanghai Pudong and a three times weekly service from Shenzhen.

As a result of this new route Spring now has just under 4% of the China-Malaysia market as measured by weekly seat capacity, well behind market leaders AirAsia (32%), AirAsia X (25%), China Southern Airlines (12%) and Malaysia Airlines (10%).