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Jin Air Co. Ltd (Korean진에어; RRJin E-eo) is a South Korean low-cost airline. As of April 2018 it operates flights to six domestic cities and 26 international destinations.[2] It launched its first long haul route, between Incheon and Honolulu, in December 2015. It has operated cargo services since November 2013.[3]Jin Air is the only widebody LCC operator in Korea.[4]

Jin Air
Jin Air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
LJ JNA JIN AIR
Founded2008
Hubs
Secondary hubs
Fleet size26
Destinations31
Company sloganFly, better fly
Parent companyHanjin Group
Traded asKRX: 272450
HeadquartersGangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Key peopleCho Won-tae, Choi Jung-ho (CEO)[1]
Websitewww.jinair.com

In 2018, Jin Air is Korea’s second largest low-cost carrier, carried 3.5 million domestic passengers and 5.4 million international passengers, accounted for a 11% share of the domestic market and a 6% share of the international market. Jin’s domestic traffic has also been lower over the past three years because it has focused on the international market.[4]

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HistoryEdit

Jin Air is headquartered in Deungchon-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul.[5] The name "Jin Air" was officially announced on June 15, 2008 at an opening ceremony in Seoul.[6]

Jin Air began operations in July 2008 with routes to regional destinations in South Korea.[citation needed] The inaugural flight was between Seoul's Gimpo International Airport and Jeju International Airport on July 17, 2008 using a Boeing 737-800.[citation needed] In October 2009, Jin Air began flights to Macau, Guam and Bangkok.[citation needed]

2017 initial public offeringEdit

Jin Air was the third and last company to join the Korea Exchange (KRX) by way of an initial public offering (IPO) in 2017, alongside Studio Dragon and TissueGene.[citation needed]

On October 30, the KRX announced that Jin Air passed the IPO preliminary approval.[7]

Jin Air had its IPO on December 8, 2017.[8]

DestinationsEdit

 
Jin Air Boeing 777-200ER shortly after taking off from Seoul Incheon

As of March 2019, Jin Air flies to the following destinations:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Australia Cairns Cairns Airport Terminated [2][9][10]
Gold Coast Gold Coast Airport Charter Terminated [11]
China Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport Charter Terminated [12]
Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Charter Terminated [13][14]
Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Charter Terminated [13]
Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport Charter Terminated [14]
Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport Charter Terminated [12]
Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport Charter Terminated [15]
Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Charter Terminated [14]
Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport Charter Terminated [16]
Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport Charter Terminated [14]
Hohhot Hohhot Baita International Airport Charter Terminated [14]
Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport [2]
Jiamusi Jiamusi Dongjiao Airport Charter Terminated [13]
Lanzhou Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport Charter Terminated [15]
Macau Macau International Airport [2]
Mudanjiang Mudanjiang Hailang International Airport Charter Terminated [17]
Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport Charter Terminated [14][17]
Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport Charter Terminated [17]
Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport Charter Terminated [17][18]
Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport Charter Terminated [12]
Qingdao Qingdao Liuting International Airport Charter Terminated [19]
Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport [2]
Shijiazhuang Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport Charter Terminated [13][14][18]
Taiyuan Taiyuan Wusu International Airport Charter Terminated [13][14]
Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport Charter Terminated [14]
Wenzhou Wenzhou Longwan International Airport Charter Terminated [14]
Wuxi Sunan Shuofang International Airport Terminated| [2]
Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport Charter Terminated [14][20]
Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Yanji Yanji Chaoyangchuan International Airport Charter Terminated [17][14]
Yinchuan Yinchuan Hedong International Airport Charter Terminated [21]
Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Charter Terminated [14][17]
Guam Hagåtña Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport [2]
Japan Fukuoka Fukuoka Airport [2]
Ishigaki New Ishigaki Airport Charter Terminated [22]
Kitakyushu Kitakyushu Airport [2][23]
Kushiro Kushiro Airport Charter Terminated [14]
Miyazaki Miyazaki Airport Charter Terminated [24]
Niigata Niigata Airport Charter Terminated [17]
Naha Naha Airport [2]
Omitama Ibaraki Airport Charter Terminated [25]
Osaka Kansai International Airport [2]
Saga Saga Airport Charter Terminated [24]
Sapporo New Chitose Airport [2]
Tokyo Narita International Airport [2][26]
Laos Vientiane Wattay International Airport Terminated [2]
Malaysia Johor Bahru Senai International Airport Seasonal [2][27]
Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu International Airport [2]
Northern Mariana Islands Saipan Saipan International Airport [2][28]
Philippines Angeles Clark International Airport [2]
Cebu Mactan–Cebu International Airport [2]
Kalibo Kalibo International Airport [2]
South Korea Busan Gimhae International Airport [2]
Cheongju Cheongju International Airport [2]
Gwangju Gwangju Airport [2]
Jeju Jeju International Airport [2]
Seoul Gimpo International Airport Hub [2]
Incheon International Airport Hub [2]
Yangyang Yangyang International Airport Terminated [2][29]
Taiwan Taichung Taichung International Airport Charter Terminated [24]
Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport [2]
Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport [2]
Pattaya U-Tapao International Airport Charter Terminated [24]
Phuket Phuket International Airport [2]
United States Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport [2]
Vietnam Da Nang Da Nang International Airport [2]
Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport [2]

Codeshare agreementsEdit

Interline agreementsEdit

FleetEdit

As of July 2019, Jin Air operates an all-Boeing fleet consisting of the following aircraft:[35]

Jin Air Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Y+ Y Total
Boeing 737-800 22 183 183
189 189
Boeing 777-200ER 4 48 345 393
Total 26 0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "News: Asia/Pacific". Airliner World. 2008-09-20. p. 23.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag "Route Map". jinair.com. Jin Air. Archived from the original on 2018-03-21. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  3. ^ "진에어 국내·외 화물운송사업 시작" (in Korean). 6 November 2013.
  4. ^ a b "South Korea aviation market: a decade of rapid growth driven by LCCs". CAPA. 2 June 2019.
  5. ^ "footer_copy.gif Archived 2012-03-02 at the Wayback Machine." Jin Air. Retrieved on October 9, 2010. "Address: 653-25 Deungchondong, Gangseogu, Seoul" Address in Korean Archived 2011-02-08 at the Wayback Machine: "서울강서구등촌동653-25"
  6. ^ "Korean Air Names Budget Carrier 'Jin Air'". Chosun Ilbo. 2008-06-16. Archived from the original on 2008-06-19.
  7. ^ "Jin Air wins preliminary approval for IPO on main exchange". Yonhap. 2017-10-29. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "진에어, 코스피 상장…"아시아 대표 LCC 도약"". Yonhap. 2017-12-08. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "Jin Air to launch Incheon-Cairns service". Korea Herald. 2016-06-28. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  10. ^ Dalton, Nick (29 June 2017). "Airline returns later this year for seasonal flights to Cairns". Cairns Post. News Limited. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Jin Air plans Gold Coast charters in late-April 2018". Routesonline. 26 March 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "Jin Air Adds New Yangyang – China Charter Routes Dec 2013/Jan 2014". Routesonline. 4 December 2013.
  13. ^ a b c d e "Jin Air Adds 10 New Routes to China April – June 2014". Routesonline. 9 April 2014.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Jin Air Adds New Scheduled Charter Service to China / Japan July – Oct 2014". Routesonline. 23 July 2014.
  15. ^ a b "Jin Air Adds Charter Routes to Guiyang and Lanzhou in July 2012". Routesonline. 3 July 2012.
  16. ^ "Jin Air to operate 2-week Jeju – Harbin charter service in April 2011". Routesonline. 12 April 2011.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g "Jin Air July 2013 Jeju – China Charter Operations". Routesonline. 11 July 2013.
  18. ^ a b "Jin Air Resumes Scheduled Charter to Nanning / Shijiazhuang from mid-June 2012". Routesonline. 15 June 2012.
  19. ^ "Jin Air launch Jeju – Qingdao charter service". Routesonline. 18 November 2010.
  20. ^ "Jin Air Adds Jeju – Xiamen Charter Service in August 2013". Routesonline. 9 August 2013.
  21. ^ "Jin Air Converts Seoul – Vientiane to Regular Service; New Yinchuan Scheduled Charter in S12". Routesonline. 27 March 2012.
  22. ^ "Jin Air adds scheduled Ishigaki charters in Sep/Oct 2017". Routesonline. 26 September 2017.
  23. ^ "Jin Air expands Japan service in W16". routesonline. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  24. ^ a b c d "Jin Air launch 5 new scheduled charter routes within Asia". Routesonline. 5 January 2011.
  25. ^ "Jin Air Schedules Ibaraki Charters in July 2016". Routesonline. 30 May 2016.
  26. ^ "Jin Air Adds Seoul Incheon – Tokyo Narita Service from July 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  27. ^ "Jin Air expands Malaysia service in 1Q18". airlineroute. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  28. ^ "Jin Air Adds New Guam / Saipan Service in S16". airlineroute. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  29. ^ "Jin Air Schedules Yangyang - Shanghai Seasonal Service from June 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  30. ^ "Korea's Jin Air signs interline deal with Jetstar Group". Air Transport World. 15 April 2016.
  31. ^ "Korean Air Launches Codeshare Partnership with Jin Air from late-March 2015". Routesonline. 30 March 2015.
  32. ^ "Korean Air Expands Codeshare Service with Jin Air from late-March 2016". Routesonline. 1 April 2016.
  33. ^ "Hawaii's Island Air starts interline partnership with South Korea's Jin Air". Pacific Business News. 25 April 2017.
  34. ^ "Jetstar pens interline deal Korea's Jin Air". Travel Daily. 14 April 2016.
  35. ^ "Fleet Information". Jin Air.

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