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Jetstar Celebrates First Direct LCC Service Between Seoul and Sydney

Jetstar’s first sold-out inaugural flight from Seoul to Sydney touched down on Thursday, November 3, 2022, marking the first LCC connection between South Korea and Australia. The carrier will offer three weekly return services on the route with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Jetstar Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy Jetstar Airways

On Thursday (November 3, 2022), Jetstar announced the completion of their inaugural flight between Seoul and Sydney, marking the first time a low-cost-carrier (LCC) is offering a direct connection between South Korea and Australia. The carrier will offer three weekly return services on the route which will be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, carrying up to 100,000 guests between the two cities annually. The route recognizes the popularity of South Korea as a must-see destination for Australian tourists, as well as the enduring popularity of Sydney as a leading destination for South Korean travelers.

In Thursday’s announcement, Jetstar Airways’ Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, Alan McIntyre, said,

“We’ve seen huge demand for this service as our customers get excited about international travel once again. We know that the absence of a low cost, direct link between South Korea and Australia has been a barrier for many travellers but our direct low-fares service makes visiting both South Korea and Australia more convenient, affordable and accessible than ever before.”

Jetstar's Schedule Between Sydney and Seoul - Courtesy Jetstar Airways

The new route has been made possible with the support of the New South Wales (NSW) Government and Destination NSW. Qantas will also launch direct service to Seoul Incheon next month, meaning travelers can enjoy business, premium leisure and low-cost options between Australia and Korea. On December 10, 2022, Qantas will launch direct service between Sydney and Seoul with an Airbus A330 aircraft, marking the airline’s first scheduled service to Seoul since 2008.

Launched in Australia in 2004, Jetstar Airways is wholly owned by the Qantas Group, and has to date carried over 250 million passengers. Jetstar Group also includes Singapore-based Jetstar Asia Airways which is managed by Newstar Holdings and majority-owned (51%) by Westbrook Investments of Singapore, with the remaining 49% owned by Qantas Group. The Group also includes Jetstar Japan, a partnership between Qantas Group, Japan Airlines and Tokyo Century Corporation. Jetstar Group is one of the Asia Pacific’s largest LCC networks by revenue, with Jetstar-branded carriers serving over 85 destinations with more than 5,000 flights weekly. The Group operates a fleet of 11 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, 96 Airbus A320s and six A321s, and also has 18 Airbus A321neo LRs on order for Jetstar Airways.

Source: Jetstar Airways


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