Jeju Air


Jeju Air

Infobox Airline
airline=Jeju Air
제주항공
濟州航空
"Jeju Hanggong"
logo=Jeju_air.pnglogo_size=300
IATA=7C
ICAO=JJA
callsign=JEJUAIR
parent=Aekyung Group
company_slogan = Join & Joy
founded=2005
headquarters=
key_people=Ko, Young Sup (President)
hubs=Jeju International Airport
secondary_hubs=Gimpo International Airport
frequent_flyer=Join & Joy Club
lounge=
alliance=
fleet_size=6 (+6 orders)
destinations=5
website= http://www.jejuair.net/|

Jeju Air is an airline based in Jeju, South Korea. It operates scheduled domestic services between Jeju and the South Korea mainland. Its main base is Jeju International Airport, with a hub at Gimpo International Airport, Seoul.cite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | page= 97 | date= 2007-04-03]

In the summer of 2008 the airline will operate eight charter flights between the New Kitakyushu Airport and Incheon International Airport, with a view to establishing regular scheduled flights. (NHK Kitakyushu, May 1, 2008)

History

The airline was established in January 2005 and started operations on 5 June 2006. It is owned by the Aekyung Group (75%) and the Jeju Provincial Government (25%). In 2005 it had placed orders for 5 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft (with options on 3 further aircraft), with a total contract value of $196 million if all options were taken up. [Air International, July 2005]

On 11 July 2008, Jeju Air made it's first international flight Jeju - Hiroshima.

Destinations

Jeju Air started operations on June 2, 2006, using Jeju's Jeju airport as a hub. [ [http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200606/200606020028.html Chosun] ] Routes presently served are:

Domestic
* Jeju - Seoul (Gimpo)
* Jeju - Busan
* Jeju - CheongjuFuture expansion plans include service to Daegu.
Yangyang - Seoul (Gimpo) service was terminated.

International
* Jeju - Hiroshima
* Seoul (Incheon) - Kitakyushu "charter"
* Seoul (Incheon) - Kōchi "charter"

Incidents and accidents

*On 12 August 2007, at 9:37 local time, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft, operated by Jeju Air, skidded off the runway at Gimhae International Airport, Busan, injuring 6 people and damaging the aircraft, particularly the left propeller. [ [http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/08/13/216057/picture-jeju-air-turboprop-skids-off-runway-in-south-korea.html Jeju Air skids off runway in South Korea] Flight Global 13/08/07] [cite news | title= Jeju Air Dash 8 skids off runway | work=Flight International | page= 18| date=21-27 August 2007]

Fleet

As of Jun 2008 the Jeju Air fleet consists of the following aircraft: Fact|date=June 2008
*5 Bombardier Dash 8 402Q
*2 Boeing 737-800 (leased from GATX)
*5 Boeing 737-800 ordeded

External links

* [http://www.jejuair.net/ Jeju Air]

References


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