Jetstar celebrates one year of flying to Seoul
Thursday, 2 November 2023 – Jetstar is celebrating the first anniversary of its direct flights from Sydney and South Korea’s capital Seoul, carrying more than 90,000 customers since its launch.
Operated using Jetstar’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet, the inaugural flight from Sydney to Seoul on 2 November 2022 marked the first time a low-cost carrier offered direct flights between the two destinations.
The route has proved incredibly popular, on the back of growing Australian interest in South Korea’s rich heritage, delicious food scene, vibrant pop culture and exciting nightlife.
Thousands of South Korean travellers have benefited from access to Jetstar’s great low fares, with Sydney’s enduring popularity supporting New South Wales’ tourism economy.
Jetstar currently flies three times a week between Sydney and Seoul. But from February next year, the low-cost airline will offer its customers more choice, with daily flights from Australia and Seoul.
The carrier is adding a fourth weekly Sydney to Seoul service from 5 February 2024 and launching flights three-times-a-week between Brisbane and Seoul starting 1 February 2024.
Following the additional flying from February, Jetstar will offer more than 250,000 seats a year between Sydney, Brisbane and Seoul.
To celebrate, great low fares are available right now at jetstar.com:
- Sydney to Seoul (Incheon) from $409^ one-way
- Brisbane to Seoul (Incheon) from $329^ one-way
The flights have been supported by the New South Wales and Queensland Governments, Destination NSW and Brisbane Airport.
Jenn Armor, Jetstar’s Executive Manager, Customer said Jetstar’s low fares have helped to stimulate travel demand between Australia and South Korea.
“The success of this route comes as no surprise to us – Seoul is a destination that has something for everyone.
“The city’s rich history, gorgeous traditional villages and teahouses, bustling markets, incredible food, vibrant K-pop scene and exciting nightlife make it a must-see destination.
“We’re excited more and more Australians are discovering and falling in love with Seoul, while South Koreans are getting to access Jetstar’s great low fares and service, making a trip down under more convenient and affordable.”
Flight schedule until 30 March 2024
Mon*, Wed, Fri, Sun
Mon*, Wed, Fri, Sun
10:05 + 1 day
Tue, Thu, Sat
Tue, Thu, Sat
08:00 + 1 day
^Available until sold out. Prices based on payment by PayID, Jetstar voucher, Jetstar Gift Card, or bookings redeemed only in Qantas Points through jetstar.com. For other payment options, a Payment Fee applies. See jetstar.com/fees. Fares are one-way. Checked baggage not included. Selected travel dates and conditions apply
+NW23 flight schedule operates until 30 March 2024
*The fourth Sydney-Seoul service commences on 5 February 2024
#Flights between Seoul and Brisbane commence on 1 February 2024
About Jetstar Group
Jetstar first took to the skies in 2004 and has since flown more than 350 million customers across an extensive international and domestic network. The Jetstar Group is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. A leading low-fares airline, Jetstar is committed to offering everyday low fares to enable more people to fly to more places, more often. As one of Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing airline brands, Jetstar was voted Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia Pacific in 2021 and was recognized for its excellent flight safety records and services when listed on the "2022 World's Top 10 LCC" released by Airline Ratings.