Taiwan’s China Airlines is planning to reveal plans for a new low-cost carrier in December. China Airlines Chairman Huang-Hsiang Sun said he expects faster growth in the low-cost market in northeastern Asia and therefore “China Airlines would also like to have our own low-cost carrier as a defense against (other budget airlines)”. More details have not yet been revealed. Meanwhile, China Airlines is planning to boost its full-service operations by acquiring new widebody aircraft and adding more frequencies over the next few years.

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