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New flights set to take off, linking Brisbane with Seoul and Osaka

New flights set to take off, linking Brisbane with Seoul and Osaka

Jetstar will significantly boost international low fares seats in southeast Queensland with new flights taking off yesterday between Brisbane and Seoul in South Korea, and today between Brisbane and Osaka, Japan. 
Using its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Jetstar will operate three return flights a week between Brisbane and Seoul (Incheon) and four weekly return flights from Brisbane to Osaka (Kansai). 

The launch of the Brisbane to Osaka route will create the only direct service between the two cities. 

The two new routes will carry up to 240,000 passengers each year combined and are expected to deliver millions of dollars into southeast Queensland’s tourism economy. 

The flights are supported by Queensland’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund (AAIF), a joint government and airport initiative to stimulate the state’s visitor economy. 

The launches also follow a partnership between Jetstar and Brisbane Airport which has already delivered new services between Brisbane and Tokyo (Narita), as well as additional low-cost seats on Bali and Auckland routes.


Jetstar Group CEO, Stephanie Tully, said the airline has seen strong demand for international travel to and from southeast Queensland. 

“We anticipate these two exciting new routes will 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 low fares seats across the two new routes will give them the chance to take off more and explore these incredibly beautiful cities.”

Brisbane Airport CEO, Gert-Jan de Graaff: 

“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 substantial boost in affordable fares for Queenslanders and our valued visitors,

“BNE now has direct connections to 29 international destinations and 61 airports in Australia.” 

Queensland Tourism Minister, Michael Healy: 

“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.’’