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Jeju Air History

Jeju Air is a South Korean low-cost airline that was established in 2005. It is the first and largest low-cost carrier in the country, offering domestic and international flights to various destinations.

The airline was founded with the aim of providing affordable air travel options to the Korean public, particularly to the popular tourist destination of Jeju Island. Jeju Air initially operated with a single Boeing 737-800 aircraft, serving routes between Seoul and Jeju Island.

Over the years, Jeju Air expanded its fleet and route network, becoming a prominent player in the Korean aviation industry. The airline introduced more Boeing 737-800s and later added the larger Boeing 737-900ER aircraft to its fleet. This allowed Jeju Air to offer flights to international destinations, including Japan, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

More Airline Insights & Tips

Here are a few of helpful resources & tips that can further enhance your knowledge of Jeju Air airlines and how to best be prepared for your trip:

  • Delays are an unfortunate fact of the life of an air traveler. Arm yourself against surprises by knowing the flight status of your 7C Jeju Air flight before heading to the airport, as this could save you a lot of time, or even your trip to the airport if your flight is canceled.
  • Info can be found here on Jeju Air’s company structure, headquarters, etc.
  • See which partnerships and alliances Jeju Air has here. This is useful if you want to build up your frequent flyer points on partner airlines.
  • Want to know which plane types are in service? Check out 7C’s fleet list here.
  • When considering a flight booking on Jeju Air, be aware that third-party travel sites might require you to use their customer service instead of Jeju Air's, which may be less than ideal in certain situations.

Beyond the history presented here for Jeju Air, if you’re wanting more aviation history, read about the history of commercial flight here, or the history of the airline industry here.

Jeju Air's commitment to providing affordable air travel has made it a popular choice among budget-conscious travelers. The airline has gained a reputation for its punctuality, reliability, and friendly service. It has received several awards and recognitions for its performance and customer satisfaction.

As of now, Jeju Air continues to expand its operations and improve its services. The airline has plans to acquire more aircraft and further expand its route network to meet the growing demand for low-cost air travel in the region.

For more information about this airline, check out our comprehensive Jeju Air Guide.

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