Korean Air has again resumed flying to Brisbane, Australia, with a five-times weekly service. The route will be operated by their Boeing 777.
The airline had previously flown to Brisbane but departed following the pandemic’s effects. Now its return is being met with lots of excitement. The vital link connecting Seoul and Brisbane was always a priority for Queensland to restore.
Queensland’s AAIF, Attracting Aviation Investment Fund, has made the route recommencement possible. The fund has also secured various airline returns and the commencement of new routes.
The Australian aviation sector was hit hard during the pandemic as international travel was banned and states cornered themselves off. Therefore, ensuring a quick but well-executed recovery from the pandemic was essential. The initiative to create such a fund has proven crucial on multiple occasions.
Korean Air says the boost of 89,000 inbound seats per year will support an additional 1,230 direct and indirect jobs in Queensland.
The return of permanent flights turns the tap back on for large scale South Korean tourism to Queensland and makes it easier for students to study here and their families to visit.Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO of Brisbane Airport Corporation
While passengers will benefit significantly from the nonstop service, Korean Air knows the 777 also offers exceptional cargo capabilities. Queenslanders’ exports will see a safe and reliable means of exporting to the Korean market now as such.
It’s worth mentioning that Korean Air flew into Brisbane earlier this year on a trial period. The flights took place over the early months of the year. However, the airline has recently formally returned to scheduled services year-round.