Okay Airways announced an order on July 14, 2014 for six 737 MAX 8s and four Next-Generation 737-800s.
Okay Airways, the first privately owned airline in China, also announced it will convert five 737-800s from a previous order into 737-900ERs (Extended Range). With this conversion announcement, Okay Airways will be the first airline in China to operate the 737-900ER and has eight of the airplanes on order.
“The 737 is the backbone of our fleet and has fueled our growth with its proven reliability and efficiency,” said Liu Weining, president, Okay Airways. “The addition of the new 737 MAX airplanes will help us explore new regional markets while strengthening our existing domestic routes.”
“We are honored to partner with Okay Airways once again, as the airline continues to modernize its fleet with Boeing's 737 airplane family,” said John Wojick, senior vice president of Global Sales and Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The combination of Next-Generation 737-800s and 737 MAX 8 airplanes is a perfect fit for Okay Airways and will provide its fleet with market-leading efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort for many years to come.”
Okay Airways is headquartered in Beijing with its main hub at Tianjin Binhai International Airport.
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