Jeju Air

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Jeju Air
Jeju Hanggong
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2005
Secondary hubs
Frequent-flyer program Join & Joy Club
Alliance Value Alliance
Fleet size 25
Destinations 29
Company slogan Join & Joy
Parent company Aekyung Group
Headquarters Jeju City, Jeju-do, South Korea
Key people Kyu Nam Choi (C.E.O.)
Jeju Air
Hangul 제주항공
Hanja 濟州航空
Revised Romanization Jeju Hanggong
McCune–Reischauer Chechu Hanggong
A Jeju Air Boeing 737-800 in 2009.
A Jeju Air Boeing 737-800 in 2011.

Jeju Air (Hangul제주항공; RRJeju Hanggong) is a low cost airline based in Jeju City, Jeju-do, South Korea,[1][2] offering scheduled domestic services between Jeju and the South Korean mainland out of Jeju International Airport or Gimpo International Airport, Seoul and a number of regular international charter flights.[3]


Jeju Air was established in January 2005 and began operations on June 2, 2006. It is owned by the Aekyung Group (81.7%) and the Jeju Provincial Government (4.54%).[3] On July 11, 2008, Jeju Air made its first international flight from Jeju to Hiroshima.[citation needed]


Further information: Jeju Air destinations


As of April 2016, the Jeju Air fleet consists of 24 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, plans are to add 5-6 aircraft per year and grow to a fleet of 40 Boeing 737-800 in 2018.[4]

In 2005, the airline placed an order for 5 Dash 8-Q400 aircraft (with options on 3 further aircraft), with a total contract value of 196 million USD if all options were exercised.[5] These aircraft remained in the fleet only for a short period, the last one was withdrawn on 16 June 2010 and sold to Aires Colombia.[4]

Jeju Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers
Y Total
Boeing 737-800 25 7 186
Total 25 7

Retired Fleet[edit]

Jeju Air Retired Fleet
Aircraft Total
Bombardier Dash 8 DHC-8-400 NextGen 5

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On August 12, 2007 at 09:37 local time, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 (registered HL5256) operating Jeju Air Flight 502 from Jeju to Busan skidded off the runway at Gimhae International Airport, Busan, due to a strong headwind, injuring 6 people on board and damaging the aircraft beyond repair.[6][7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Jeju Air. Retrieved on March 5, 2010. "제주특별자치도 제주시 연동 301–7"
  2. ^ "Jeju Head Office." Jeju Air. Retrieved on December 27, 2011. "#301-7, Yeon-dong, Jeju City, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province"
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 97. 
  4. ^ a b Jeju Air fleet list at
  5. ^ Air International, July 2005
  6. ^ Jeju Air Flight 502 at the Aviation Safety Network
  7. ^ Jeju Air skids off runway in South Korea Flight Global 13/08/07
  8. ^ "Jeju Air Dash 8 skids off runway". Flight International. 21–27 August 2007. p. 18. 

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