23 July, 2018

Jeju Air gets first 737-800 Next Generation

Jeju Air celebrated the delivery of the airline's first direct-buy Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft from Boeing today during a ceremony at the Seattle Delivery Center. 

Jeju Air will now become the first low-cost carrier in Korea to own and operate a Next-Generation 737-800.  "This milestone delivery marks the beginning of a new era for Jeju Air as we continue to revolutionize Korea's dynamic commercial aviation industry," said Seok-Joo Lee, President and CEO of Jeju Air. "Owning and operating our own airplanes will further differentiate Jeju Air and our local competitors. We are fully prepared to introduce this new airplane into our expanding fleet and they will play an integral role in our growth strategy."

This delivery marks the first of three Next-Generation 737-800s the airline has on order with Boeing. Based in Jeju Island and serves 40 domestic and international routes with approximately 150 daily flights. The carrier is also a founding member of the Value Alliance, the first pan-regional low-cost carrier alliance formed in 2016 comprising of eight airlines based in Asia.