Jin Air

Airline info

  • Address: 653-25 Duengchon-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Contact number: +82 23 660 6000 / +82 26 099 1200
  • Website: www.jinair.com
  • IATA code/ICAO code: LJ / JNA

On-time performance and safety record

  • On time performance (2022): No info available
  • Average age of fleet (2023): 12.5 years
  • Major accidents in last 10 years: 0
  • Accidents with fatalities: 0
  • Airlineratings** safety rating: 6/7
  • Covid-19 safety*** rating: No info available
** AIRLINERATINGS SAFETY RATING is based on a comprehensive analysis of crash and pilot related serious incident data combined with audits from the world’s aviation governing body ICAO and leading association, IATA, along with the latest COVID-19 compliance data. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also www.airlineratings.com
*** COVID-19 SAFETY RATING takes into consideration seven factors for each airline: COVID-19 website information and instructions, social distancing on boarding, Flight Attendant personal protection equipment, face masks compulsory, meal service modified, passenger sanitizer kit, deep clean of aircraft. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also www.airlineratings.com

Jin Air, second largest low-cost carrier in Korea, is wholly owned by the Hanjin Group, the same owner of Korean Air. It flies a mix of short- and medium-haul flights on domestic and regional routes using single-class Boeing 737-800 in a high-density configuration, plus a small fleet of Boeing 777-200ER featuring a Premium Economy section with increased legroom and flying also as far as Australia and Honolulu (Photo Wikimedia Commons / Hyeonwoo Noh)

  • Name: Jin Air
  • Date founded: June 15, 2008 – commenced operations on July 17, 2008
  • IATA code/ICAO code: LJ / JNA
  • CEO: Choi Jung-ho
  • Address: 653-25 Duengchon-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Contact number: +82 23 660 6000 / +82 26 099 1200
  • Website: www.jinair.com
  • Hub: Seoul (ICN & GMP)
  • Focus cities: Busan, Jeju
  • Airline alliance: None
  • Frequent flyer programme: Nabi points
  • Fleet:

    28 aircraft

    • 4 Boeing 777-200ER / 393 seats (45 Premium Economy, 348 Economy)
    • 24 Boeing 737-800 / 189 seats
  • Type of carrier: Low-cost
  • Skytrax* rating: 3-STAR
  • * SKYTRAX (www.skytraxratings.com) is the most prestigious independent rating agency in commercial aviation. Its five stars rating system regarding airline quality has become a status symbol for carriers around the world. Here is what the stars stand for:

    • - 5 STARS: Awarded to airlines achieving a very high, overall quality performance. It recognizes high standards of onboard product together with consistent and excellent standards of staff service across airport and cabin environments
    • - 4 STARS: Awarded to airlines that deliver a good overall quality performance and provide good product standards across different travel cabins
    • - 3 STARS: Awarded to airlines delivering a fair quality performance equating to the industry 'average' of acceptable product and service standards
    • - 2 STARS: Shows airlines delivering a lower total quality performance, in some instances below the industry average across many rating categories
    • - 1 STAR: Represents a poor quality of product delivered across the assessment sectors
  • Checked luggage:

    Free baggage allowance is 15kg on domestic and South East Asia flights, 20kg on flights to Mainland China, 1 bag of 23kg on flights to Guam and Cairns, 2 bags of up to 23kg on flights to Honolulu

  • Pre-selection of seat:

    Advanced seat selection is available online paying fees varying from 1USD to 99USD depending on the type of seat selection and the route flown; Jini Plus (Premium Economy) seats on the B777-200ER cost 9USD on domestic flights, 19USD on flights to Japan and Mainland China, 29USD to Hong Kong, Macao, Taipei and Russia, 49USD to South East Asia and Australia, 99 USD to Honolulu; passengers with the Lounge Plus and Smart Plus bundles can select any seat for free; passengers with the Smart bundle can pre-select for free any Standard seat

  • Priority check-in:

    Free with the Lounge Plus bundle

  • Fast track at security:

    No info available

  • Access to lounge:

    Free with the Lounge Plus bundle

  • Priority boarding:

    Premium Economy passengers

  • Seat pitch:
    • 36 inches (91cm) in Premium Economy, 31 inches (79cm) in Economy on the B777-200ER
    • 31 inches (79cm) on the B737-800
  • Seat width:
    • 17 inches (43cm) in Premium Economy and Economy on the B777-200ER;
    • 17 inches (43cm) on the B737-800
  • USB port and power socket:

    Power sockets located between seats in all classes on the B777-200ER

  • Lie-flat seat:


  • Vanity kit:


  • IFE screen width:

    While Jin Air does not provide seat back entertainment, passengers are able to download Jin Air's app, Jini Play; passengers are able to stream a small selection of films, TV shows and games – on their own portable device; alternatively, passengers can pay a small fee to borrow a Samsung tablet loaded with the Jini Play app

  • Wi-fi:

    Available for the inflight entertainment on the B777-200ER

  • Inflight magazine:

    Jin Air Magazine

  • Onboard kit for kids:


  • Food and beverages:

    Complimentary with the Lounge Plus, Smart Plus and Smart bundles, for all other passengers mineral water, orange juice and tea are complimentary, while all other snacks and beverages are available for purchase onboard or can be pre-booked online before the flight

  • Upgraded meals in Premium Economy: No
  • Dine on demand in Business Class: Not available
  • Pets:

    Dogs, cats and birds are accepted in the passenger cabin provided their weight does not exceed 5kg, pet bag included; transportation fee is 9USD on domestic flights, while it varies depending on the weight of the animal and the route flown on international flights


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