t’way Air (Seoul) has announced it is planning to acquire eight Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft by 2020 according to the Yonhap News Agency.
The airline plans to add its first MAX 8 in the second half of 2019. The new type will intitally supplement its Boeing 737-800 fleet. The carrier currently operates 19 189-seat Boeing 737-800s (above).
Copyright Photo: t’way Air Boeing 737-8AS WL EI-EBT (HL8069) (msn 35000) DUB (Greenwing). Image: 932399.
T’way Airlines (Seoul) entered the Thai market battle on October 15 when it launched low-fare flights between Seoul (Incheon) and Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) with Boeing 737-800 aircraft. T’way is now the third Korean low-fare airline, after Jeju Air and JinAir on this same route.
Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker. Boeing 737-8KG HL8235 (msn 39448) departs from Seattle (Boeing Field-King County).
Hansung Airlines (Cheongju) suspended all operations on October 18, 2008. The company has reorganized and is planning to resume low fare operations this month under a new name. The carrier will operate Boeing 737-800s under the brand name of T’way Air (stilized as t’way). The ATR 72s have been retired.