Joy Air was expected to start formal operations over the weekend with a fleet of three Chinese-produced MA60 regional aircraft. The official launch of the Xi'an-based carrier comes after a one-month trial period. It is expected to introduce three more MA60s by year end and plans to acquire 50 of the type, plus 50 ARJ21s, over the next eight years. Joy is a joint venture in which AVIC is the controlling stakeholder with a 95% holding while China Eastern Airlines holds the remaining 5% ...

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