South Korea's Jeju Air receives its first Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft
July 26, 2018: Jeju Air has received its first of the three ordered Next-Generation 737-800 Boeing airplane during a ceremony at the Seattle Delivery Center.
Based in Jeju Island, South Korea, the all-Boeing carrier currently operates a fleet of 34 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes.
With this delivery Jeju Air will become the first low-cost carrier (LCC) in Korea to own and operate a Next-Generation 737-800.
"This milestone delivery marks the beginning of a new era for Jeju Air as we continue to revolutionise 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 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," said Rick Anderson, vice president of Northeast Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The 737-800 is one of the best-selling versions of the highly successful Next-Generation 737 family.