Queensland’s tourism industry continues to see a boost as the airport announces Korean Air will fly to Brisbane in April from Seoul.
The flights will operate five times weekly and add 89,000 seats each respective year. In addition, it will support 1,230 direct and indirect jobs in Queensland.
This year will mark 30 years since Korean Air first started flying to Brisbane. Flights were of course halted due to the pandemic. It will be great to have them back permanently.Ryan Both, Executive General Manager of Aviation at Brisbane Airport Corporation
Korean Air relaunching services from Seoul to Brisbane is part of broader speculation that the airline is plotting a more considerable expansion into Australia. Melbourne remains a heavily rumoured destination the airline may look to relaunch too. Its return has been long overdue since its departure some time ago.
However, the announcement centring around Brisbane and Queensland is part of the first anniversary of the AAIF. This is Queensland’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund. Described as a war chest of 200 million that has been provided to the four major airports, including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Cairns.
Thus far, this fund has established a host of new routes, seen airlines return following the pandemic and done much for Queensland.