Jin Air

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
FoundedJanuary 23, 2008; 13 years ago (2008-01-23)
Commenced operationsApril 5, 2008
Secondary hubs
Fleet size28
Parent companyHanjin Group
Traded asKRX: 272450
HeadquartersGangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Key peopleCho Won-tae, Choi Jung-ho (CEO)[1]

In 2018, Jin Air is South Korea’s second-largest low-cost carrier, carried 3.5 million domestic passengers, and 5.4 million international passengers, accounted for an 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]


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.[7] The inaugural flight was between Seoul's Gimpo International Airport and Jeju International Airport on July 17, 2008 using a Boeing 737-800.[7] In December 2009, Jin Air began its first scheduled international flights to Bangkok.[8]

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.[9]

Jin Air had its IPO on December 8, 2017.[10]

Boeing 777-200 groundingsEdit

On 20th February 2021, a Boeing 777-200 with PW4077-112 engines performing United Airlines Flight 328 suffered a fan blade failure shortly after takeoff. This was the third such incident with the 777-200 in three years and the fifth PW4000 series engine turbine blade failure in service. The FAA, CAA and Japan Civil Aviation Bureau grounded all 777-200 aircraft following advice from Boeing.

All carriers had complied with the mandatory groundings or done so voluntarily with the exception of Jin Air's four 777-200 aircraft until the FAA issued a further airworthiness directive 4 days later. [11][12][13][14]


As of October 2020, Jin Air flies to the following destinations:[2]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Australia Cairns Cairns Airport Terminated [2][15][16]
Gold Coast Gold Coast Airport Charter Terminated [17]
China Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport Charter Terminated [18]
Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Charter Terminated [19][20]
Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Charter Terminated [19]
Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport Charter Terminated [20]
Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport Charter Terminated [18]
Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport Charter Terminated [21]
Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Charter Terminated [20]
Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport Charter Terminated [22]
Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport Charter Terminated [20]
Hohhot Hohhot Baita International Airport Charter Terminated [20]
Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport [2]
Jiamusi Jiamusi Dongjiao Airport Charter Terminated [19]
Lanzhou Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport Charter Terminated [21]
Macau Macau International Airport [2]
Mudanjiang Mudanjiang Hailang International Airport Charter Terminated [23]
Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport Charter Terminated [20][23]
Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport Charter Terminated [23]
Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport Charter Terminated [23][24]
Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport Charter Terminated [18]
Qingdao Qingdao Liuting International Airport Charter Terminated [25]
Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport [2]
Shijiazhuang Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport Charter Terminated [19][20][24]
Taiyuan Taiyuan Wusu International Airport Charter Terminated [19][20]
Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport Charter Terminated [20]
Wenzhou Wenzhou Longwan International Airport Charter Terminated [20]
Wuxi Sunan Shuofang International Airport [2]
Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport Charter Terminated [20][26]
Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport [2]
Yanji Yanji Chaoyangchuan International Airport Charter Terminated [23][20]
Yinchuan Yinchuan Hedong International Airport Charter Terminated [27]
Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport Charter Terminated [20][23]
Guam Hagåtña Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport [2]
Japan Fukuoka Fukuoka Airport [2]
Ishigaki New Ishigaki Airport Charter Terminated [28]
Kitakyushu Kitakyushu Airport [2][29]
Kushiro Kushiro Airport Charter Terminated [20]
Miyazaki Miyazaki Airport Charter Terminated [30]
Niigata Niigata Airport Charter Terminated [23]
Naha Naha Airport [2]
Omitama Ibaraki Airport Charter Terminated [31]
Osaka Kansai International Airport [2]
Saga Saga Airport Charter Terminated [30]
Sapporo New Chitose Airport [2]
Tokyo Narita International Airport [2][32]
Laos Vientiane Wattay International Airport Seasonal [2]
Malaysia Johor Bahru Senai International Airport Seasonal [2][33][34]
Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu International Airport [2]
Northern Mariana Islands Saipan Saipan International Airport Terminated [2][35]
Philippines Cebu Mactan–Cebu International Airport [2]
Clark Clark International Airport [2]
Kalibo Kalibo International Airport [2]
South Korea Busan Gimhae International Airport [2][36]
Cheongju Cheongju International Airport [2]
Daegu Daegu International Airport [2][36]
Gunsan Gunsan Airport [37]
Gwangju Gwangju Airport [2][36]
Jeju Jeju International Airport [2][36]
Pohang Pohang Airport [38]
Seoul Gimpo International Airport Hub [2][36]
Incheon International Airport Hub [2]
Ulsan Ulsan Airport [39]
Wonju Wonju Airport [40]
Yangyang Yangyang International Airport Terminated [2][41]
Yeosu Yeosu Airport [2][42]
Taiwan Taichung Taichung International Airport Charter Terminated [30]
Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport [2]
Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport [2]
Pattaya U-Tapao International Airport Charter Terminated [30]
Phuket Phuket International Airport Seasonal [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


Current FleetEdit

As of May 2021, Jin Air operates an all-Boeing fleet consisting of the following aircraft:[49][50]

Jin Air fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Y+ Y Total
Boeing 737-800 19 183 183
189 189
Boeing 777-200ER 4 48 345 393
Total 23 0

Retired FleetEdit

Jin Air operated following aircraft:[51][52][53][54]

Jin Air retired fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Boeing 737-800 9 2008 2021 Former Korean Air aircraft.


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