China's Spring Air to Be First Budget Carrier on China-Taiwan Route

Spring Air, China's biggest low-cost carrier, will begin flights between Shanghai and the southern Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung in August, with Shanghai-Taipei service starting before year's end, Chairman Wang Zhenghua said Tuesday. Wang said it took five years to get clearance for the flights from authorities, underscoring the difficulties competing with China's established state-run carriers on high-profile routes.