Okay Airways became the second Chinese carrier to launch international services this week (the other is Lucky Air) when it began twice-weekly flights between Tianjin and Jeju in South Korea on 23 January.
- Okay Airways has introduced a twice-weekly service (Thursdays and Sundays) from Tianjin (TSN) to Jeju (CJU) in South Korea, just in time for the Chinese New Year celebrations on 31 January. The 1,030-kilometre route will be flown by the airline’s 737-800s and faces no competition. Jeju, known locally as ‘the Korean Hawaii’ becomes the airline’s first international destination since launching flights in March 2005. This follows agreement with Chinese authorities last August to allow the airline to start operating flights beyond mainland China. At present the airline operates around 100 flights per day with its fleet of 22 passenger aircraft, comprising 11 737-800s and 11 MA-60s.