Jeju Air receives aircrafts from Boeing

The delivery of Boeing’s three new 737-800 to Jeju Air has been successful. As one of the low-cost carrier in Korea, Jeju Air will be the first low-cost carrier to own and operate 737-800. This deliver would also see Jeju Air’s first direct-buy Next-Generation. This major milestone for both parties was celebrated at a ceremony at the Seattle Delivery Center.


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The delivery of Boeing’s three new 737-800 to Jeju Air has been successful. As one of the low-cost carrier in Korea, Jeju Air will be the first low-cost carrier to own and operate 737-800. This deliver would also see Jeju Air’s first direct-buy Next-Generation. This major milestone for both parties was celebrated at a ceremony at the Seattle Delivery Center.

 

“This milestone delivery marks the beginning of a new era for Jeju Air as we continue to revolutionize Korea’s dynamic commercial aviation industry,” said Seok-Joo Lee, President and CEO of Jeju Air. “Owning and operating our own airplanes will further differentiate Jeju Air and our local competitors. We are fully prepared to introduce this new airplane into our expanding fleet and they will play an integral role in our growth strategy.”

 

This delivery marks the first of three Next-Generation 737-800s the airline has on order with Boeing. Based in Jeju Island, South Korea, the all-Boeing carrier currently operates a fleet of 34 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes.

 

“We are proud to deliver the first directly purchased Next-Generation 737-800 to Jeju Air,” said Rick Anderson, vice president of Northeast Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This milestone represents the strong partnership that we share with Jeju, whom we have shared an intimate partnership with since their inception more than 10 years ago. I look forward to further strengthening our partnership with Jeju Air.”