Jetstar is launching additional flights between Brisbane and Seoul, South Korea, and Osaka, Japan, accordingly, significantly boosting the number of international low-fares seats in south-east Queensland.
Jetstar will fly three times weekly nonstop from Brisbane to Seoul (Incheon) and four times nonstop from Brisbane to Osaka (Kansai) using its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The launch of the Brisbane to Osaka route will create the only direct service between the two cities.
With a total annual passenger volume of up to 240,000, the two new routes are projected to inject millions of dollars into the tourist sector of south-east Queensland.
The flights are made possible through the Attracting Aviation Investment Fund (AAIF), a programme that the Queensland government and airports worked together in order to boost the state’s tourism industry.
The launches follow Jetstar’s partnership with Brisbane Airport, which has already resulted in new services between Brisbane and Tokyo (Narita) and extra low-cost seats on Bali and Auckland routes.
Jetstar Group CEO Stephanie Tully said the airline has experienced high demand for international travel to and from south-east Queensland.
“These new routes are expected to be popular in both directions, with inbound visitation from South Korea and Japan expected to inject millions of dollars into the Sunshine State’s economy. For Queenslanders, more than 240,000 fare seats across the two routes will allow them to explore these incredibly beautiful cities.”
Brisbane Airport CEO Gert-Jan de Graaff stated, “The Brisbane launch of two new Jetstar routes within two days is fantastic news for tourism and jobs in Queensland. These flights further solidify our thriving partnership with Jetstar, contributing to the most significant boost in affordable fares for Queenslanders and valued visitors. BNE now has direct connections to 29 international destinations and 61 airports in Australia.”
Queensland Tourism Minister Michael Healy said, “Jetstar’s new direct flights between Osaka and Seoul will bring thousands of tourists to Brisbane.
“Latest figures show South Korea is a stand-out growth market for Queensland, up by 40 per cent to 56,000 visitors a year,
“Japan is our second largest source market worth $146.5m a year in overnight visitor expenditure,
“These new services are supported by the Queensland Government’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund (AAIF) to stimulate the state’s visitor economy.”
Brisbane to Seoul (Incheon) from 1 Feb 2024*