New agreement to allow AFI KLM E&M to support rapid growth of South Korean carrier.
Paris, Amstelveen, 17 February 2016 - Fast-growing South Korean budget airline JeJu Air is expanding its fleet of Boeing 737-800s. As a result it has formally agreed to extend their current engine maintenance contract with a further 18 shop visits. The long-term agreement covers full support - maintenance and repairs - of the CFM56-7B power plants equipping Jeju's 737-800 fleet which will grow to 40 aircraft.
A major step forward in South Korea
A public ceremony was organized during February's Singapore Airshow to finalize the contract. Team Manager Purchasing Jeju Air, Mr. Kim, JW Louis said he was "very satisfied with the performance delivered by AFI KLM E&M. We naturally extended our engine support contract. We now wish to take these partnership relations even further."
AFI KLM E&M Vice President Sales Asia Pacific, Dominik Wiener-Silva, added: "Jeju Air is a young, extremely dynamic airline. We are delighted to support it in this period of strong growth by providing support for the engines powering its growing fleet."
About Jeju Air
Jeju Air is a South Korean budget airline based in Jeju City and operating out of Seoul Gimpo and Incheon airports. Set up in 2005, Jeju Air began operations in 2006. It offers domestic flights in South Korea as well as flying some 20 major routes in Asia, to Japan, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand. The airline owns a fleet of 22 Boeing 737-800s and currently employs a workforce of 1,100. Jeju Air is the fastest growing South Korean airline.