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Member since 08 Nov 2011
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Jetstar will being flying to Seoul Incheon from Gold Coast beginning Dec 8. Running thrice weekly Wed, Fri, Sun as JQ49.
Return flights ICNOOL (overnight Wed, Fri, Sun) are JQ50 and also tag to SYD
Member since 23 Oct 2013
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Member since 04 Mar 2014
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The SIN-MEL service wasnt great with 2 weekly service and a high cancellation rate
Member since 28 Jul 2017
Very interesting. I was at a meeting this week about flights from Melbourne to Seoul. Out of Seoul, Melbourne is the number 1 destination not served by a direct flight and out of Melbourne, Seoul is the number 1 destination not served by a direct flight. Re-establishing MEL-ICN is Melbourne Airport’s top goal.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
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Flights commence 8 December
JQ49 OOL 1320 - 2200 ICN 357
JQ50 ICN 2330 - 0945+1 OOL 357
On 8/9 Dec it does seem to operate as a tag and seemingly does this on Fri and Sun but not Wed
JQ11 SYD 0850 OOL 0910 57
JQ50 OOL 1115 SYD 1345 61
The JQ11 numbering also works with the NRT flight which departs 1030. I think the other 787 is a NRT turnaround
Wed tag from Melbourne
JQ49 MEL 1045 OOL 1150 3
JQ50 OOL 1115 MEL 1430 4
You'd be surprised, The flight is being operated as a codeshare with Korean low cost carrier Jin Air... I suspect that just like the other Jetstar flights to mainland China, the focus here will be on ICN->OOL bookings rather than the other way around.
I’ve no doubt a focus on the ICN->OOL travel market makes sense. However, the case for reestablishing a ICN-MEL direct flight is compelling. There’s a view that building the case for it should be like the lobbying that went on to get JAL to fly to MEL. As soon as JAL decided to enter the market Qantas took Melbourne - Tokyo off Jetstar in order to compete. That was a 2-3 year lobbying effort though so it’s likely the same will be needed for Melbourne - Seoul.
Member since 06 Apr 2018
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OOL makes sense. It can capture Brisbane Sydney and Melbourne passengers with no backtracking and high frequency connections.
Member since 19 Aug 2011
Total posts 10
There would be some level of 'backtracking' for Brisbane passengers (at least driving ~1.5 hrs south on the M1).
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