Joy Air is a Chinese airline launched jointly by China Eastern Airlines and AVIC I on March 29, 2008  based at Xi'an. The airline started testing service in June 2009, and commenced passenger service at the end of 2009.
|Founded||29 March 2008|
|Commenced operations||1 June 2009|
|Hubs||Xi'an Xianyang International Airport|
The airline began flying on 1 June 2009 with a fleet of 3 MA-60 turboprops. This airline focuses on the northwestern part of China. The airline was testing its aircraft until the end of 2009 when it commenced passenger service with 4 MA-60 turboprops. The company is mainly owned by China Eastern Airlines, with the remaining owned by AVIC Group. China Eastern is planning to sell most of its shares in order to generate money for the company. Joy Air is expected to own 50 ACAC ARJ 21 and 50 MA-60 in 8 years.
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