Eastar Jet

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Eastar Jet
이스타 항공
Eastar Jet Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Focus cities
AllianceU-FLY Alliance
Fleet size20
Company sloganExciting flying
Parent companyEastar Jet Group
HeadquartersGangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Key peopleJong-koo Choi (President)
Eastar Jet
Revised RomanizationIseuta Hanggong
McCune–ReischauerIsŭt'a Hanggong

Eastar Jet (ESR) (Hangul이스타 항공; RRIseuta Hanggong) is a low-cost airline with its headquarters in Banghwa-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea.[1] 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.[2]


Eastar Jet was established on October 26, 2007 and acquired its air operator's certificate the following year on August 6. On January 7, 2009, Eastar Jet launched its first commercial flight from Seoul to Jeju with a Boeing 737. It commenced operations on 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 commencing operations, the airline reached the 1 million mark in passengers carried on January 6, 2010.

The airline joined the U-FLY Alliance on July 27, 2016; it is the fifth member of the alliance.


Eastar Jet operates flights to the following destinations (as of April 2018):[3]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
 Cambodia Siem Reap Siem Reap International Airport Terminated [4]
 China Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
 China Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport
 China Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
 China Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport [5]
 China Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport
 China Shenyang Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
 China Yanji Yanji Chaoyangchuan International Airport
 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport
 Japan Fukuoka Fukuoka Airport [6]
 Japan Kagoshima Kagoshima Airport
 Japan Miyazaki Miyazaki Airport [7]
 Japan Okinawa Naha Airport [8]
 Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport
 Japan Sapporo New Chitose Airport
 Japan Tokyo Haneda International Airport [9]
 Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport
 Malaysia Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu International Airport
 Northern Mariana Islands Saipan Saipan International Airport
 Philippines Puerto Princesa Puerto Princesa International Airport [10]
 Russia Vladivostok Vladivostok International Airport Seasonal [11]
 South Korea Busan Gimhae International Airport
 South Korea Cheongju Cheongju International Airport
 South Korea Gunsan Gunsan Airport
 South Korea Jeju Jeju International Airport Focus city
 South Korea Seoul Gimpo International Airport Hub
 South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport Hub
 Taiwan Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport [12]
 Taiwan Taipei Taipei Songshan Airport
 Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport
 Vietnam Da Nang Da Nang International Airport [13]
 Vietnam Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport [14]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

The airline has a codeshare agreement with T'way Airlines.[15]


Current Fleet[edit]

An Eastar Jet Boeing 737-700 landing at Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan (2012).
An Eastar Jet Boeing 737-800 departs Narita International Airport, Tokyo, Japan (2012).

As of December 2018, Eastar Jet operates an all-Boeing fleet consisting of the following aircraft:[16][not in citation given][17]

Eastar Jet fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-700 1 149
Boeing 737-800 17 183
Boeing 737-900ER 2 4 213
Boeing 737 MAX 8 2
Delivery announced to be by end of 2018.[18]
Total 20 6

Retired Fleet[edit]

An Eastar Jet Boeing 737-600

Eastar Jet has previously operated the following aircraft types:[19]

Eastar Jet retired fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Boeing 737-600 1 2008 2013
Boeing 737-700 5 2009 2017

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Office addresses". Eastar Air Inc. Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 97.
  3. ^ "December Flights Schedules". Eastar Air Inc. December 2013. Archived from the original on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  4. ^ "EastarJet to Resume Seoul – Siem Reap Service from Dec 2013". airlineroute. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  5. ^ "EastarJet Adds Cheongju – Ningbo Service from late-March 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  6. ^ "EastarJet Delays Fukuoka Launch to late-July 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  7. ^ "EastarJet adds Miyazaki service from Dec 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Eastarjet Adds Seoul - Okinawa Service from late-Oct 2015". Airlineroute.net. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  9. ^ "EastarJet adds Seoul Incheon – Tokyo Haneda in Sep/Oct 2018". Routesonline. 20 August 2018.
  10. ^ "EastarJet adds Puerto Princesa service from late-Oct 2018". airlineroute. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  11. ^ "EastarJet adds Vladivostok service from June 2018".
  12. ^ "EastarJet Adds Seoul Incheon - Taipei Taoyuan Service from late-March 2016". Airlineroute.net. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  13. ^ "EastarJet plans Da Nang launch from mid-June 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  14. ^ "EastarJet adds Hanoi service from Nov 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  15. ^ "EastarJet / T'Way Airlines to Start Seoul – Taipei Codeshare Service from late-April 2013". routesonline. 8 April 2013.
  16. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2017): 32. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  17. ^ "Eastar Jet Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Eastar Jet to receive 737 MAX 8 by end of 2018". CAPA. 11 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Eastar Jet Fleet Details and History - Historic Fleet". Planespotters.net. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.

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