Capital Airlines is the latest Chinese mainland carrier to move towards conversion to budget mode, following government policy encouraging low-cost operations. The Beijing-based airline is also dropping out of the frequent-flyer program of affiliate Hainan Airlines, in a move evidently intended to cut costs. The conversion has been announced internally but its timing is uncertain, say industry officials. Capital is likely to become the fourth or fifth Chinese budget airline, following Spring ...


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