Chinese turboprop operator Joy Air is planning to introduce standard narrowbody jet aircraft, fulfilling a long-held ambition, thanks to the support of controlling shareholder Okay Airways, industry sources said. Timing for the move is unknown. The aircraft are likely to be Boeing 737s, since Okay operates only that type. Tianjin-based regional carrier Joy Air was set up in Xi’an in 2008 by Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) and China Eastern Airlines. It was tasked with ...

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