Jin Air, a Korean low cost airline, based in Seoul-Incheon International Airport has announced that the airline is looking to serve Eastern Europe by 2019.
Croatia, being popular for the Korean tourists, will be connected via Zagreb as well as Budapest of Hungary, Bucharest of Romania and Belgrade of Serbia. Jin Air’s parent airline Korean Air, a flag carrier of South Korea, has already operated numerous chartered flights between Seoul and Zagreb during the summer season. Jin Air believes that by taking over Korean Air with the Zagreb route, the route will allow more stability and more interests from Koreans.
Jin Air has specifically purchased a Boeing 777 capable of flying long distance. With Boeing 777s, Jin Air currently serves Hawaii and Cairns in Australia as well as popular destinations such as Bangkok during the peak season. Jin Air is the only Korean low cost airlines that uses wide body planes. It plans to increase the number of wide body Boeing 777s from 4 to 8 planes to serve tourists travelling from South Korea to Eastern Europe. Jin Air currently serves 36 cities in 11 countries.