Jeju Air Q400s Up For Sale

 - March 30, 2009, 7:09 AM

South Korea’s Jeju Air has hired UK-based Airstream International Group to “re-market” its four in-service Bombardier Q400 turboprops along with a large spares package as the airline prepares to move to an all-Boeing 737-800 fleet. Now leasing two 737-800s from GECAS, Jeju Air placed an order for five more of the narrowbodies with Boeing in December 2007 but, according to Boeing’s delivery database, it has yet to take of any of the airplanes.

Jeju had taken delivery of five Q400s, but on August 12, 2007, one of the 74-seat turboprops skidded off the runway upon landing at Gimhae International Airport, Busan, resulting in a total hull loss.