Korean Air primed for Brisbane return

Following its lengthy hiatus, the rebounded route is sure to be welcomed by locals and visitors.

By Chris Ashton, February 12 2023
Korean Air primed for Brisbane return

Queenslanders with their hearts set on a trip to South Korea will soon have the convenience of a non-stop connection from the state, with SkyTeam member Korean Air revealing plans to reinstate flights between Brisbane and Seoul from April 23.

Jetting off five times a week on the Boeing 777, the renewed Brisbane link – and the only one from the city – is sure to be well received by locals and visitors, providing a viable alternative to transitting via Sydney on rival airlines Qantas, Jetstar, Asiana and T’Way Air.

While not the newest seat in the air, those seated in Prestige Class are still in for a comfortable flight, with a lie-flat seat and large touchscreen monitor loaded with international content to help while the hours away.

Ryan Both, Executive General Manager of Aviation at Brisbane Airport Corporation, hails the move as “great news for Queensland”, while adding this year marks the 30th anniversary since Korean Air began services into the city.

The new five times-weekly service complements the airline’s existing daily Sydney-Seoul flights and is made possible by Queensland's ‘Attracting Aviation Investment Fund’, which has also helped facilitate 15 new or restarted international services in the last 12 months.

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Thanks for the article Chris. Any word whether services to Melbourne might be on the cards as well?

Thanks Jedinak. Sadly there are no plans to return to Melbourne at this stage. We'll be sure to report on it if that changes. 

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