Jetstar takes off to Auckland, Japan, Korea from Brisbane

by James Wilkinson

Jetstar is set to launch an additional half a million low fares seats between Brisbane and international destinations over the coming year, including new services to Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul alongside boosting Bali and Auckland flights.

Jetstar will begin operating direct flights between Brisbane and Tokyo (Narita), Brisbane and Osaka and Brisbane and Seoul as a result of a deal with Brisbane Airport, which provides airport services that compliment Jetstar’s low-cost operating model, according to Jetstar Group CEO, Stephanie Tully.

She said the low-cost carrier is also adding more frequency to its existing services from Brisbane to Bali and Brisbane to Auckland.

“The new partnership with Brisbane Airport has unlocked about half a million new seats between Brisbane and some of the most popular international destinations on our network,” Tully said.

“Jetstar has a strong track record of stimulating travel through great value fares and this major boost to international flying for Queensland will bring thousands more tourists into the sunshine state from Japan, South Korea and across the Tasman.

“These new services also mean Queenslanders can take off more often to more destinations with our everyday low fares.

“We thank Brisbane Airport and the Queensland Government for their support of the Osaka, Seoul and Auckland services through the Attracting Aviation Investment Fund which is accelerating the return of overseas tourists,” she said.


From 31 October 2023, Jetstar will operate five return flights a week between Brisbane and Tokyo (Narita), increasing to a daily service from 3 December 2023.

From 2 February 2024, Jetstar will operate four return services a week between Brisbane and Osaka (Kansai).

From 1 February 2024, Jetstar will operate three return flights a week between Brisbane and Seoul (Incheon).

From 1 February 2024, Jetstar’s Brisbane to Bali (Denpasar) flights will increase from seven to 10 return services a week.

From 29 October 2023, Jetstar will operate four return services per week between Brisbane and Auckland increases to daily, adding over 90,000 seats a year.

To facilitate the new flight from Brisbane to Tokyo (Narita), Jetstar will stop flying from the Gold Coast to Tokyo (Narita) from 29 October 2023.

Tully said the change strengthens Jetstar’s operations by consolidating widebody aircraft flying and related engineering resources in Brisbane.