|Founded||October 26, 2007|
|Subsidiaries||Thai Eastar Jet|
|Fleet size||15 (including subsidiaries)|
|Parent company||Eastar Jet Group|
|Key people||Jong-koo Choi (President)|
Eastar Jet (ESR) (Korean: ; RR: Iseuta Hanggong) is a low-cost airline with its headquarters in Banghwa-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul. On January 7, 2009, Eastar Jet made its maiden flight from Gimpo International Airport to Jeju International Airport. Now, the airline operates a scheduled passenger network to 14 destinations in eight countries. Its main base is Gimpo International Airport, with a hub at Jeju International Airport.
Eastar Jet carried 3 million domestic passengers and 2.9 million international passengers in 2018. Its international traffic has doubled over the past three years and its domestic traffic has grown by nearly 50%, indicating a stronger focus on domestic growth while the other Korean low-cost carriers are focusing on the international market.
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Eastar Jet was established on October 26, 2007 and acquired its air operator's certificate the following year on August 6. On January 7, 2009, Eastar Jet launched its first commercial flight from Seoul to Jeju with a Boeing 737. It commenced operations on its second route - Cheongju-Jeju - on June 12, 2009. Six months after, on December 24, 2009, Eastar Jet launched its first international flight from Incheon to Kuching, Malaysia. Within two years of commencing operations, the airline reached the 1 million mark in passengers carried on January 6, 2010.
On 2 March 2020, Jeju Air, one of the Korean Low Cost Carrier has decided to take over management rights of Eastar Jet and signed a stock trading contract and Jeju Air acquires 51.17% stake of Eastar Jet cost of 54.5 billion won. and Jeju Air's M&A plan got approval from Fair Trade Commission of the Republic of Korea. However, on 23 July 2020, Jeju Air announced that it was to give up the acquisition of Eastar Jet due to economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On August 2020, Eastar Jet push forward to re-mergers and acquisitions and selected three companies. Eastar Jet also began restructuring, the plan includes reduction of its fleet of 16 aircraft to 4 and reduce the labor force from 1,200 to 400, however, Eastar Jet will rehire all of its dismissed staff.
As of July 2020, Eastar Jet operates flights to the following destinations:
|Cambodia||Siem Reap||Siem Reap International Airport||Terminated|||
|China||Dalian||Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport|||
|Haikou||Haikou Meilan International Airport|||
|Harbin||Harbin Taiping International Airport|||
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong International Airport|||
|Jinan||Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport|||
|Macau||Macau International Airport|||
|Ningbo||Ningbo Lishe International Airport||Terminated|||
|Shanghai||Shanghai Pudong International Airport|||
|Shenyang||Shenyang Taoxian International Airport|||
|Yanji||Yanji Chaoyangchuan International Airport|||
|Zhengzhou||Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport|||
|Osaka||Kansai International Airport|||
|Sapporo||New Chitose Airport|||
|Narita International Airport|||
|Malaysia||Kota Kinabalu||Kota Kinabalu International Airport|||
|Northern Mariana Islands||Saipan||Saipan International Airport||Terminated|
|Philippines||Puerto Princesa||Puerto Princesa International Airport|||
|Russia||Vladivostok||Vladivostok International Airport||Seasonal|||
|Singapore||Singapore||Singapore Changi Airport Unscheduled||Terminated|||
|South Korea||Busan||Gimhae International Airport|||
|Cheongju||Cheongju International Airport|||
|Jeju||Jeju International Airport||Focus city|||
|Seoul||Gimpo International Airport||Hub|||
|Incheon International Airport||Hub|||
|Kaohsiung||Kaohsiung International Airport|||
|Taipei||Taoyuan International Airport|||
|Vietnam||Da Nang||Da Nang International Airport|||
|Hanoi||Noi Bai International Airport|||
|Nha Trang||Cam Ranh International Airport|||
|Phu Quoc||Phu Quoc International Airport||Seasonal|||
The airline has a codeshare agreement with following airlines.
Eastar Jet has previously operated the following aircraft types: