Jeju Air Co., South Korea’s leading budget carrier will open the route to the capital of Laos this Sunday as part of its diversification strategy to offset falling demand on Chinese routes.
Jeju Air plans to operate flights on the Incheon-Vientiane route starting Oct. 29. This route will be served once a day, on board Boeing 737.
ICN 19:50 – 23:45 VTE
VTE 00:45 – 07:20 ICN
With the addition of the Vientiane route, the low-cost carrier will serve 37 routes to 26 cities in 12 countries, the company said in a statement.
Jeju Air, now with a fleet of 30 leased B737-800 jets, plans to have a total of 32 jets by the end of this year to better serve its customers.
In the three months ended June 30, its net profit soared to 15.1 billion won (US$14 million) from 4.6 billion won a year earlier, helped by its route diversification and greater low-cost travel demand.