Jeju Air has taken delivery of its first direct-buy Next-Generation
Boeing 737-800 airplane, becoming the first LCC in
Korea to own and operate a Next-Generation 737-800.
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 is the first of three Next-Generation 737-800s
the airline has on order with Boeing.
Based in Jeju Island, South
Korea, the airline currently operates a fleet of 34
Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes.
"We are proud to deliver the
first directly purchased Next-Generation 737-800 to Jeju Air,"
said Rick Anderson, vice president of Northeast Asia Sales, Boeing
Commercial Airplanes. "This milestone represents the strong
partnership that we share with Jeju, whom we have shared an
intimate partnership with since their inception more than 10 years
ago. I look forward to further strengthening our partnership with
Jeju Air currently serves 40 domestic and
international routes with approximately 150 daily flights. The
carrier is also a founding member of the Value Alliance, a pan-regional low-cost carrier alliance formed in 2016 comprising
of eight airlines based in Asia.
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