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Jetstar launches flights from Brisbane to Osaka and Seoul


Jetstar has launched flights from Brisbane to Seoul and Osaka.

Using Boeing 787 aircraft, Jetstar is operating the Brisbane - Seoul service with thrice weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and the Brisbane - Osaka service with four flights per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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 network expansion also follows a partnership between Jetstar and Brisbane Airport which has already delivered new services between Brisbane and Tokyo (Narita), as well as additional capacity on Bali and Auckland routes.

“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,” said Jetstar Group CEO, Stephanie Tully. “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.”

Flight JQ53 is scheduled to leave Brisbane at 11:45 and arrive at Seoul at 20:15. Flight JQ54 is slated to depart Seoul at 21:50 and arrive at Brisbane at 08:00 the following day.

Flight JQ23 is timed to leave Brisbane at 11:45, arriving at Osaka at 19:45. Flight JQ24 is set to depart Osaka at 21:45 and arrive at Brisbane at 07:25 the following day.

“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, said Queensland Tourism Minister, Michael Healy. “Japan is our second largest source market worth $146.5 million 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.’’

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