16-Jun-2011 11:28 AM

Okay Airways changes strategy in response to high-speed rail threat

Okay Airways' Acting Vice Presiden,t Liu Jieyin, stated in response to the proposed opening of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail at the end of this month, the carrier will introduce first-class seating to attract premium passengers (Carnoc.com/Xinhua, 15-Jun-2011). Okay plans to target free independent travellers and premium travellers to maximise profits. Mr Liu also stated the carrier has submitted applications to CAAC to launch international services to surrounding nations.