Okay Airways
奥凯航空公司
Aòkǎi Hángkōng Gōngsī
IATA ICAO Callsign
BK OKA OKAYJET
Founded2004; 20 years ago (2004)
Hubs
Secondary hubsChangsha Huanghua International Airport
Frequent-flyer programLucky Clouds Club
Fleet size28
Destinations50
Parent companyOkay Airways Ltd.
HeadquartersDaxing District, Beijing, China
Key peopleLiu Jieyin
Websitehttp://www.okair.net/

Okay Airways (Chinese: 奥凯航空公司; pinyin: Aòkǎi Hángkōng gōngsī) is an airline headquartered in Daxing District, Beijing, People's Republic of China. It operates passenger flight services and dedicated cargo services. Its main hubs are Tianjin Binhai International Airport and Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, with a secondary hub is Changsha Huanghua International Airport.[1]

History

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 11 March 2005, with 81 people on board.[2]

Former Okay Airways headquarters in an Air China facility
Boeing 737-800 in current livery at Leeds Bradford Airport now in service with Jet2.com.

[3] Okay Airways leased three Boeing 737-300F aircraft and started cargo services as a local partner of FedEx Express in March 2007.[4]

Flights were suspended for one month beginning on 15 December 2008, due to a dispute between the carrier and its shareholders.[5]


Corporate affairs

It is headquartered in Daxing District, Beijing.[6]

Previously it was headquartered in an Air China office facility in Zone A of the Tianzhu Industrial Zone of Shunyi District, Beijing,[7][8] and before in Fengtai District, Beijing.[9][10]

Destinations

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As of September 2018, Okay Airways operates to:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
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
Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport
Qingdao Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport
Qingdao Liuting International Airport Airport Closed
Quanzhou Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport
Sanya Sanya Phoenix International Airport
Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shenyang Shenyang Taoxian 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 International Airport
Yanji Yanji Chaoyangchuan International 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
Indonesia Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport
Japan Aomori Aomori Airport
Hakodate Hakodate Airport [11]
Osaka Kansai International Airport
Tokyo Haneda Airport
Philippines Cebu Mactan–Cebu International Airport Terminated
Kalibo Kalibo International Airport
South Korea Daegu Daegu International Airport Seasonal Terminated [12]
Jeju Jeju International Airport Terminated
Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Krabi Krabi International Airport
Phuket Phuket International Airport [13]
Vietnam Da Nang Da Nang International Airport
Phu Quoc Phu Quoc International Airport [14]

Fleet

Okay Airways Boeing 737-800 in former livery
Okay Airways Xian MA60 in former livery

Current fleet

As of September 2019, Okay Airways operates an all-Boeing fleet consisting of the following aircraft:[15]

Okay Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-800 20 177
Boeing 737-900ER 6 2 200
Boeing 737 MAX 8 2 5
TBA
Boeing 737 MAX 10 8[16] TBA
Boeing 787-9 5[17]
TBA
Okay Airways Cargo fleet
Boeing 737-400SF 2 Cargo To be leased from Air Transport Services Group[18]
Total 28 23

Fleet development

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.[17]

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.[19]

Former fleet

The airline previously operated the following aircraft (as of August 2018):[20]

References

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  11. ^ "Okay Airways schedules Xi'An – Hakodate flight in Dec 2016". routesonline. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
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  13. ^ "Okay Airways adds Phuket service from late-Nov 2016". routesonline. Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Okay Airways adds Nanning – Phu Quoc route from Nov 2018". Routesonline. 18 October 2018. Archived from the original on 18 October 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
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  16. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "BRIEF-Boeing, Okay Airways announce order for 15 737 MAX airplanes". Reuters. Archived from the original on 8 September 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018. ((cite web)): |first= has generic name (help)
  17. ^ a b "China's Okay firms up order for five 787-9s". 23 November 2017. Archived from the original on 15 January 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  18. ^ "China's Okay Airways to lease two B737 freighters from ATSG". Archived from the original on 8 September 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  19. ^ Cantle, Katie (25 January 2017). "China's Joy Air may not see profit for two years". ATW (Air Transport World). Archived from the original on 22 March 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  20. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2018 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2018): 11.