China-based Genghis Khan Airline has announced it has applied for a business license from the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the company said.
The carrier first received preliminary regulatory approval last March.
The airline is wholly owned by Inner Mongolia Aviation Tourism Investment, a state-run group. The airline will offer domestic regional passenger and cargo services out of Hohhot Baita International airport.
Operations are expected to begin in the spring 2019.
The carrier has been approved to purchase three Comac ARJ21 regional jets, with a goal to operate a fleet of 25 aircraft in the first five years.