|Focus cities||Jeju International Airport|
|Company slogan||Exciting flying|
|Parent company||KIC Group|
|Headquarters||Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea|
|Key people||Dal-Ho Kang (President)|
|Revised Romanization||Iseuta Hanggong|
Eastar Jet (ESR) (Hangul: 이스타 항공; RR: Iseuta Hanggong) is a low-cost airline with its headquarters in Banghwa-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea. On January 7, 2009, Eastar Jet made its maiden flight from Gimpo International Airport to Jeju International Airport. Now, the airline operates a scheduled passenger network to 14 destinations in eight countries. Its main base is Gimpo International Airport, with a hub at Jeju International Airport.
Eastar Jet was established on October 26, 2007 and acquired its Air Operator's Certificate the following year on August 6, 2008. On December 9, 2008, it launched its trial flight and in less than a month on January 7, 2009, Eastar Jet launched its first commercial flight from Seoul to Jeju with a Boeing 737. In the next five months, the airline launched its second route - Cheongju-Jeju on June 12, 2009. Six months after, on December 24, 2009, Eastar Jet launched its first international flight from Incheon to Kuching, Malaysia. Within two years of operating commercial flights, the airline reached the 1 million mark in passenger carried on January 6, 2010. On April 17, 2010, Eastar Jet launched its Phuket, Thailand route.
Eastar Jet holds the highest Load Factor(about 86% average) in 2009 in the Gimpo-Jeju route among domestic airlines in South Korea beating major airlines such as Korean Air and Asiana Airlines. In April 2009, the Korea Consumer Satisfaction Board announced that Eastar Jet took the first ranking in the best service of scheduling & operation and cabin service.
Eastar Jet operates flights to the following destinations (as of May 2014):
|Cheongju||South Korea||CJJ||RKTU||Cheongju International Airport|
|Gunsan||South Korea||KUV||RKJK||Gunsan Airport|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong||HKG||VHHH||Hong Kong International Airport|
|Jeju||South Korea||CJU||RKPC||Jeju International Airport [Focus]|
|Jinan||China||TNA||ZSJN||Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport|
|Kota Kinabalu||Malaysia||BKI||WBKK||Kota Kinabalu International Airport|
|Osaka||Japan||KIX||RJBB||Kansai International Airport|
|Taipei||Taiwan||TSA||RCSS||Taipei Songshan Airport|
|Tokyo||Japan||NRT||RJAA||Narita International Airport|
|Seoul||South Korea||GMP||RKSS||Gimpo International Airport [Main base]|
|Seoul||South Korea||ICN||RKSI||Incheon International Airport [Base]|
|Siem Reap||Cambodia||TAO||VDSR||Siem Reap International Airport|
|Shanghai||China||PVG||ZSPD||Shanghai Pudong International Airport [begins 1 July 2014]|
|Shenyang||China||SHE||ZYTX||Shenyang Taoxian International Airport|
Eastar Jet's Gunsan base is one of the airports in Asia being considered a secondary base for a Southern Asian affiliate, Eastar Jet for one-stop flights to Southeast Asia.
The airline has Codeshare agreement with the following airline:
The Easter Jet fleet includes the following aircraft, with an average age of 12.6 years (as of May 2014):
|Boeing 737-700||4||149||1 leased|
2 fitted with winglets
2 more due from Ryanair by October 2014.
Eastar Jet chose a single aircraft type fleet which allows for greater efficiency in maintenance and support of the low-cost structure. And when it comes to selecting this single aircraft fleet, Eastar Jet has opted for new generation Boeing 737-600/700, taking a cue from the successful single operating type model pioneered by Southwest Airlines and EasyJet. The airline will use the Boeing 737NG. The first aircraft delivery, a nine year old 737-600 took place in November 2008 from Flyglobespan, and the next are 737-700 from EasyJet.
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- "December Flights Schedules". Eastar Air Inc. December 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
- Eastar Jet Fleet - Planespotters.net
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