Joy Air

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Joy Air (幸福航空)
JoyAirLogo.svg
IATA
JR
ICAO
JOY
Callsign
JOY AIR
Founded 29 March 2008
Commenced operations 1 June 2009
Hubs Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Fleet size 8
Destinations 17
Parent company China Eastern Airlines, AVIC I
Website joy-air.com

Joy Air is a Chinese airline launched jointly by China Eastern Airlines and AVIC I on March 29, 2008 [1] based at Xi'an. The airline started testing service in June 2009, and commenced passenger service sometime around the end of 2009.[2]

History[edit]

The airline began flying on June 1, 2009 with a fleet of 3 MA-60 turboprops.[3] 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.[4]

Fleet[edit]

The Joy Air fleet includes the following aircraft (as of January 2013)[5]

Joy Air Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
COMAC C919 0 20 156 International
COMAC ARJ21 0 50 85 Domestic
Xian MA-60 8 44 60 Domestic

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