Asia growth: Jetstar takes off for Seoul and Osaka from Brisbane in travel boost

by James Wilkinson

Jetstar has significantly boosted international low fares seats in southeast Queensland with new flights taking off between Brisbane and Seoul in South Korea, and 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 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,” she said.

“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, added: “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,” he said.