Chinese turboprop operator Joy Air will move into mainline operations, thanks to help from its new majority owner, the Xi’an city government. Initial mainline aircraft will be Boeing 737-800s from the fleet of former major shareholder Okay Airways, industry sources said. One 737-800 is already in Joy’s fleet. In line with common Chinese municipal practice, the Xi’an government evidently plans to build up Joy to support local economic growth. In doing so, it will ...

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