Jeju Air takes first direct B737-800NG

Low-fare carrier Jeju Air has taken delivery of its first direct-buy Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft, making it the first LCC in South Korea to own and operate the aircraft type.

“This milestone delivery marks the beginning of a new era for Jeju Air as we continue to revolutionise Korea’s dynamic commercial aviation industry,” said Seok-Joo Lee, president and CEO of Jeju Air. “Owning and operating our own aircraft will further differentiate Jeju Air and our local competitors. We are fully prepared to introduce this new aircraft into our expanding fleet and they will play an integral role in our growth strategy.”

This delivery made at the Seattle Delivery Centre marks the first of three 737-800NG the airline has on order with Boeing. The carrier currently operates a fleet of 34 737-800NG aircraft.

Rick Anderson, vice-president of Northeast Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said Boeing is proud of the milestone delivery which “represents the strong partnership that we share with Jeju.”

 

Written by: Kimberley Young

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