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Just $13 to Fly Across China as Airlines Struggle to Fill Seats

  • Chinese airlines add nearly 3 million seats to capacity: OAG
  • Recovery in capacity leads to very low fares, OAG’s Grant says
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Chinese airlines are offering tickets at what are known colloquially as cabbage prices as they start restoring seat capacity following drastic capacity cuts enforced by the coronavirus.

A one-way direct trip from Shanghai to Chengdu on Juneyao Airlines Co. this Saturday costs just 90 yuan ($13) plus 50 yuan in taxes. That’s a three-and-a-half hour journey, about the same as a flight from New York to New Orleans.