New low-cost carrier (LCC) Spring Airlines Japan is achieving healthy load factors in its first three weeks of operation, due in part to a boost from one of the major Japanese holiday periods. A Spring spokeswoman tells Aviation Week that the carrier’s load factor is running at 72% so far, and loads exceeded 80% during the Obon holiday period. Obon is a week-long holiday in mid-August, during which Japanese typically travel to visit family members. When the airline launched operations ...

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