Eastar Jet

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Eastar Jet
Eastar Jet Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2007
Focus cities
Alliance U-FLY Alliance
Fleet size 17
Destinations 20
Company slogan Exciting flying
Parent company KIC Group
Headquarters Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Key people Dal-Ho Kang (President)
Website www.eastarjet.com
Eastar Jet
Hangul 항공
Hanja 이스타航空
Revised Romanization Iseuta Hanggong
McCune–Reischauer Isŭt'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 July 2016):[3]

Country City Airport Notes
Cambodia Siem Reap Siem Reap International Airport
China Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport
China Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
China Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport[4]
China Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport
China Shenyang Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
Japan Fukuoka Fukuoka Airport[5]
Japan Naha Naha Airport[6]
Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport
Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport
Malaysia Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Republic of Korea Cheongju Cheongju International Airport
Republic of Korea Gunsan Gunsan Airport
Republic of Korea Jeju City Jeju International Airport Focus city
Republic of Korea Seoul Gimpo International Airport Main base
Incheon International Airport Base
Taiwan Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport[7]
Taipei Songshan Airport
Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Thailand Phuket Phuket International Airport
Vietnam Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport[8]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

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


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 August 2016 the Eastar Jet fleet includes the following aircraft:[9]

Eastar Jet fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-700 3 149
Boeing 737-800 14 183
Total 17

Eastar Jet chose a single aircraft type fleet which allows for greater efficiency in maintenance and support of the low-cost structure, opting for Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft. The first delivery, of a 737-600, took place in November 2008.[citation needed]

Formerly operated[edit]

An Eastar Jet Boeing 737-600

Eastar Jet has also operated the following aircraft types:[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Office addresses". Eastar Air Inc. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 97. 
  3. ^ "December Flights Schedules". Eastar Air Inc. December 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "EastarJet Adds Cheongju – Ningbo Service from late-March 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "EastarJet Delays Fukuoka Launch to late-July 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Eastarjet Adds Seoul - Okinawa Service from late-Oct 2015". Airlineroute.net. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "EastarJet Adds Seoul Incheon - Taipei Taoyuan Service from late-March 2016". Airlineroute.net. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "EastarJet adds Hanoi service from Nov 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Eastar Jet Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Eastar Jet Fleet Details and History - Historic Fleet". Planespotters.net. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 

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