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Spring Air Considers Hong Kong Hub in Cathay Pacific Challenge

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Spring Airlines Co, China's biggest privately-owned carrier, is considering a venture in Hong Kong as it joins operators trying to break Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd's grip on the city's aviation market. 

The carrier has drawn up a plan as part of an overseas expansion push that may also include operations in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, Chairman Wang Zhenghua said in an interview yWednesday in Hong Kong. He did not give a time-frame for when a Hong Kong carrier may start flying.

"We want to go out and tap international markets," Wang said. "A road for expanding overseas starting from Hong Kong will be the shortest one for us."

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