China's first private airline is expected to take to the skies this year.

The official Xinhua news agency says Sunday Okay Airways is undergoing a final official review, and should be cleared to begin operations after Nov. 20.

Xinhua said the Beijing-based airline plans to lease six U.S.-made Boeing 737 aircraft for domestic cargo and passenger charter flights.

Two other private airlines, United Eagle Airlines and Air Spring, reportedly hope to begin flying next year, once a review of their applications is completed by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

Some information for this report provided by AP.