China to support LCC growth

China’s aviation authorities are planning a new range of measures designed to support the development of low-cost carriers in the country.


China to support LCC growth


China’s aviation authorities are planning a new range of measures designed to support the development of low-cost carriers in the country.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China’s (CAAC) deputy director, Xia Xinghua, said recently that the country plans to simplify the procedures for mainline Chinese carriers wanting to set up lowcost subsidiaries.

Policies will also be designed to encourage private capital and other funding to boost the lowcost aviation sector. Xia added that the CAAC is considering constructing a budget terminal at Beijing’s new airport, which is expected to begin operating in 2018.