Korean Air adds charter flights to Cairns

Korean Air will increase its mid-year charter flights to Queensland this year to cater for tourists seeking the state’s warmer winter weather. The airline will operate 12 special flights into Cairns in July and August, carrying more than 3,500 tourists.

This is the fourth year the airline has announced special mid-year services and complements Korea Air’s recent expansion of flights into Brisbane.

Tourism Minister Margaret Keech says Korean visits to Australia had increased at an annual rate of four per cent over the past five years, to 77,200 last year and that the number was forecast to rise by as much as 65 per cent by 2015.