Joy Air is a Chinese airline launched jointly by China Eastern Airlines and AVIC I on March 29, 2008  based at Xi'an. The airline started testing service in June 2009, and commenced passenger service sometime around the end of 2009.
The airline began flying on June 1, 2009 with a fleet of 3 MA-60 turboprops. This airline focuses on the northwestern part of China. The airline was testing its aircraft until the end of 2009 when it commenced passenger service with 4 MA-60 turboprops. The company is mainly owned by China Eastern Airlines. AVIC Group owns the rest. The airline will bring more airline service for Xi'an and serve northwestern China. China Eastern is planning to sell most of the stock to create money for the company. Joy Air is expecting to own 50 ACAC ARJ 21 and 50 MA-60 in 8 years.