Jetstar welcomes first direct LCC service from Seoul to Sydney

Jetstar’s sold-out inaugural flight from Seoul to Sydney landed today, making the airline the first low-cost carrier to offer a direct connection between South Korea and Australia.

Jetstar will operate three return services a week, using the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, carrying up to 100,000 travellers each year between the two cities.

The new route recognises the increasing popularity of South Korea as a must-see destination for Australians as well as the enduring popularity of Sydney for South Korean travellers.

Jetstar Airways’ Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, Alan McIntyre, said he expected the introduction of the route would see South Korea added to the travel wish list of many Australians.  

“We’ve seen huge demand for this service as our customers get excited about international travel once again,” Mr. McIntyre said.

“We know that the absence of a low cost, direct link between South Korea and Australia has been a barrier for many travellers but our direct low-fares service makes visiting both South Korea and Australia more convenient, affordable and accessible than ever before.”

The service has been made possible with the support of NSW Government and Destination NSW.

Next month, Qantas will also launch direct flights to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport, meaning both business, premium leisure and low-cost travel options between Australia and Korea will be available to travellers.

Qantas will begin direct flights between Sydney and Seoul from 10 December 2022 with its A330 aircraft, marking the first Qantas scheduled service to Seoul since January 2008.

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Flight schedule

Flight # Frequency From To Depart Arrive 
JQ47 Wed, Fri, Sun SydneySeoul12:00 20:15 
JQ48 Wed, Fri, Sun SeoulSydney 21:55 10:15 +1day 

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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.