Juneyao, Spring seek new international traffic rights

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Chinese carriers Juneyao Air and Spring Airlines have filed applications with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to start new international services.

Juneyao plans to begin daily services from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur, starting from June, says the CAAC.

Meanwhile, low-cost operator Spring plans to operate three new services to Jeju in South Korea, whose launch dates it did not specify.

These are twice weekly Harbin-Jeju, thrice weekly Hangzhou-Jeju and four times weekly Tianjin-Hangzhou services.

Both Juneyao and Spring will use Airbus A320 family aircraft on all of the planned services.

FlightMaps Analytics shows that Juneyao will compete with Vietnam Airlines on routes from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. On the Shanghai Pudong-Kuala Lumpur route, it will compete with AirAsia X, China Eastern Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.

Spring will compete with China Southern Airlines on the Harbin-Jeju route, Okay Airways and Tianjin Airlines on the Tianjin-Jeju route, and with Air China and China Eastern Airlines on the Hangzhou-Jeju route.