Jin Air flies Clark

Starts flight on January 14
January 9, 2009

Seoul- Low Cost carrier Jin Air announces the launching of flight services from Seoul Incheon airport to Manila Clark in the Philippines making it Jin Air's second international destination in Southeast Asia after introducing flight to Bangkok in December 21, 2009.

The Korean Air subsidiary will be operating a daily Boeing 737-800 charter flights on its first month of operation from 14 January to the second week of February after which it hopes to fly scheduled service says Kim Jae-kun, president and chief executive of Jin Air.

“Jin Air’s Incheon-Clark route will provide Korean passengers alternative schedule to fly to the Philippines for holiday travel and business trips,” said Kim. It will be competing with Asiana airlines which already fly the route.

Jin Air operates a fleet of four Boeing 737-800's that has a seating capacity of 180 passengers all in one class. The airline plans to get a fifth 737-800 in March and plans to launch services to Osaka, Guam, Phuket and Chiang Mai in Thailand, and Weihai in China.

“Flights to Southeast Asian nations are the best and most profitable international routes for budget carriers and Jin Air aims to become a front-runner in the Asian budget carriers industry with our own competitive pricing, flight schedules and, most of all, safety operations,” Kim said.

Four local budget carriers fly the Korean skies namely Jin Air, Jeju Air, Air Busan and Eastar Jet. Jeju Air was the first of the four to offer international flights, to from Seoul to Osaka and Kitakyushu in Japan, last year, while Air Busan, the budget airline of Asiana Airlines, has plans to fly from Busan to Fukuoka, Japan, starting next year.

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