Matt Andrews
Software engineer making apps – that aren’t apps – and more at the FT. 会说汉语.

Spring Airlines cancel almost all Beijing flights in February 2013

Last night I received a text from Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines notifying me that my flight from Shanghai to Beijing had been cancelled.

A quick look on their website seems to suggest all their Shanghai – Beijing flights have been cancelled over the Spring festival period.

Somewhat annoying for me because apparently the refund will take between 2 and 6 months to come back. I guess I should have already learnt this lesson when I lost £500 when one day Oasis Hong Kong, a defunct long-haul budget airline that operated a flights between London, Hong Kong and Vancouver, ceased to exist.

But I wonder if this is an early sign of struggle for the only Chinese low cost carrier.

Update: We got the money back :).