Okay Airways applied to CAAC for permission to resume operations following its suspension last month (ATWOnline, Dec. 8, 2008). CAAC North China Regional Administration spokesperson Sun Defu confirmed to ATWOnline that the regulator received Okay's application on Jan. 15 and will conduct a safety check before granting approval, for which Sun did not provide a timetable. Okay Chairman Liu Jieyin told local press that "fund shortages" remain an obstacle to the Tianjin-based airline's relaunch. ...

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