Jin Air to Start Flights at DMIA

October 19, 2010

CLARK — Starting October 27, 2010, South Korea’s budget carrier Jin Air will start its regular flights at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA), plying the Incheon-Clark-Incheon route five times weekly.

Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and CEO Victor Jose Luciano announced the entry of the newest airline at the DMIA signals Jin Air’s full operations at the 2,367-hectare Clark Civil Aviation Complex in the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.

“We welcome Jin Air’s regular flights at DMIA that would not only bring in more Korean tourists to Clark but also give the people of Northern Luzon the opportunity to visit the beautiful country Korea,” he added.

Jin Air will operate five flights weekly at Clark utilizing the airlines’ 180-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft for their Incheon-Clark-Incheon operations.

Jin Air is the sixth and latest addition to the international airlines operating at the DMIA and is the second South Korean commercial airline after Asiana Airlines that started operations in October, 2003.

On October 27, Luciano will lead a simple welcome ceremony for the Jin Air inaugural flight at the DMIA that is expected to arrive at about 1:00 a.m. At 6 p.m. of the same day, Luciano will host a cocktail for airlines and the tourism industry at the Mahogany Room of the Holiday Inn Clark in the Mimosa Leisure Estate.

Jin Air is a full subsidiary of Korean Air. Korean Air is the flag carrier and the largest airline of South Korea. Korean Air serves 130 cities in 45 countries around the world while its domestic divisions serve 20 destinations.

Korean Air is among the top 20 airlines in the world in terms of passengers carried and is also a top-ranked international freight carrier. The airlines’ international hub is the Incheon International Airport.

Jin Air began operations in July, 2008 with routes to regional destinations in Korea using their Boeing 737-800 and in October, 2009, began flights to Guam, Osaka and Bangkok.

“Since 2004, Korean tourists have immensely contributed to the local economy of Angeles City and the communities in the Metro Clark area as well as the rest of Central Luzon. There are an estimated 20,000 Korean tourists in the Clark and Subic areas,” Luciano said.

“The Korean tourists have contributed to the growth and development of Clark which in effect generated businesses and employment for the people in the area,” he added.

Luciano also said upon arrival in Incheon, Jin Air passengers can go to other destinations in the world.

“Travelers can go to other destinations in the world when you take Jin Air,” he pointed out.

Jin Air has five Boeing 737-800 aircraft in its fleet for their operations in the South East Asian region, including Japan.

Jin Air adds to the host of foreign and local carriers operating international and domestic flights at the DMIA that include Asiana Airlines that flies daily to Incheon; Tiger Airways that flies daily to Singapore; and, Air Asia that flies daily to Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu.

Also operating flights at the DMIA is local carrier Cebu Pacific Air, which flies to Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau and Bangkok as well as domestically to Cebu. The Spirit of Manila Airlines flies to Taipei while and South East Asian Airlines (Seair) flies via to Caticlan.

1 comment:

  1. i cant understand the language of the web site of jin air. it better if they use english