|Hubs||Changsha Huanghua International Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||Holy Clouds Club|
|Parent company||Okay Airways Ltd.|
|Key people||Liu Jieyin|
Okay Airways (Chinese: 奥凯航空公司; pinyin: Aòkǎi Hángkōng gōngsī) is an airline headquartered in Shunyi District, Beijing, People's Republic of China. It operates passenger flight services and dedicated cargo services. Its main hub are Tianjin Binhai International Airport, Xi'an Xianyang International Airport and secondary hub is Changsha Huanghua International Airport. Flights were suspended for one month beginning on December 15, 2008, due to a dispute between the carrier and its shareholders.
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Okay Airways was established in June 2004 and in February 2005 received an aviation carrier business license from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). It is China's first private sector airline. The carrier's maiden flight from its base in Tianjin to Changsha was on March 11, 2005, with 81 people on board.
In August 2005, the airline signed a letter of intent with Korean Air under which it and another Korean company were to have acquired 49% of the airline, but agreement could not be reached over the issue of control and the deal failed. Okay Airways leased three Boeing 737-300F aircraft and started cargo services as a local partner of FedEx Express in March 2007.
Its headquarters are in an Air China office facility in Zone A of the Tianzhu Industrial Zone of Shunyi District, Beijing, People's Republic of China. Previously the headquarters of Okay Airways were in the Fengtai District, Beijing.
As of February 2017, Okay Airways Operate to:
- People's Republic of China
- Changsha – Changsha Huanghua International Airport Secondary Hub
- Chaoyang – Chaoyang Airport
- Chengdu – Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
- Chongqing – Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
- Dalian – Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
- Guangzhou – Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
- Guilin – Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
- Guiyang – Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
- Haikou – Haikou Meilan International Airport
- Hangzhou – Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
- Harbin – Harbin Taiping International Airport
- Hefei – Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
- Heihe – Heihe Airport
- Jiagedaqi – Jiagedaqi Airport
- Jiamusi – Jiamusi Dongjiao Airport
- Jining – Jining Qufu Airport
- Jixi – Jixi Xingkaihu Airport
- Kunming – Kunming Changshui International Airport
- Lanzhou – Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport
- Libo – Libo Airport
- Liping – Liping Airport
- Mohe – Mohe Gulian Airport
- Nanjing – Nanjing Lukou International Airport
- Nanning – Nanning Wuxu International Airport
- Ningbo – Ningbo Lishe International Airport
- Qingdao – Qingdao Liuting International Airport
- Quanzhou – Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport
- Sanya – Sanya Phoenix International Airport
- Shanghai – Shanghai Pudong International Airport
- Shenyang – Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
- Shenzhen – Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
- Tianjin – Tianjin Binhai International Airport Hub
- Tongren – Tongren Fenghuang Airport
- Ürümqi – Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
- Wuyishan – Wuyishan Airport
- Xiamen – Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
- Xi'an – Xi'an Xianyang International Airport Hub
- Xining – Xining Caojiabao Airport
- Yanji – Yanji Chaoyangchuan Airport
- Yantai – Yantai Penglai International Airport
- Yongzhou – Yongzhou Lingling Airport
- Yulin – Yulin Yuyang Airport
- Zhangjiajie – Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport
- Zhanjiang – Zhanjiang Airport
- Zhuhai – Zhuhai Jinwan Airport
- South Korea
The Okay Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2017):
|Boeing 737 MAX 8||—||7||
|Boeing 737 MAX 10||—||8||
|Okay Airways Cargo fleet|
||To be leased from Air Transport Services Group|
In June 2017, the airline announced an order for 15 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft consisting of 7 737 MAX 8 and 8 737 MAX 10. In November 2017, the airline signed a firm order for 5 Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
Okay Airways used to have a regional fleet of 13 Xian MA-60. With the establishment of the new Joy Air on October 30, 2016, the regional fleet of Okay Airways (all the 13 Xian MA60) has been transferred to Joy Air.
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