China's Okay Airways receives eighth MA60

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Chinese carrier Okay Airways has received its eighth Xian MA60 turboprop, on lease from AVIC International Leasing.

The carrier has a deal with AVIC International Leasing for 10 MA60s on long-term lease, with an option to purchase the aircraft.

The turboprops have brought economic benefits and also helped the airline develop its regional routes, says Okay's development director Liu Zonghui.

The carrier first introduced MA60s to its fleet in 2008, becoming one of the first domestic airlines to operate the aircraft. At Airshow China in November 2012, Okay signed an agreement for another three MA60s with Xian Aircraft.

The privately-owned carrier also has 10 Boeing 737s in its fleet.