SEOUL STARS: Jetstar launch direct Gold Coast to Seoul service

Jetstar has today announced Australia’s first low fares service directly linking Australia and South Korea.

Jetstar has today announced Australia’s first low fares service directly linking Australia and South Korea.

In news that will have Psy getting back on his horse for some more Gangnam style action, the direct flights from Gold Coast to Seoul (Incheon) will operate three times per week taking off from 8 December 2019 in a codeshare partnership with Jeju Air^.

Jetstar says that South Korea is an under-served market from Australia with strong inbound and outbound demand.

In launching their new service, Jetstar will become the only low-cost carrier to fly direct to Seoul from Australia, with flights on Jetstar’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

To celebrate the launch, Jetstar is offering customers fares from $179* one way in a 12-hour sale starting today.


Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans said South Korea had the potential to quickly become one of the most popular Asian destinations for Australian travellers.

“By introducing low fares to Seoul, we expect that South Korea will be a country that bounces to the top of many Australian traveller’s bucket lists,”

“Seoul and its surrounding regions offer visitors the opportunity to explore South Korea’s rich cultural history, vibrant nightlife and food scene.

“We know from experience that low-cost flights have a strong influence on setting tourism trends, which we’ve seen in markets like Japan where the number of Australian visitors has doubled since we first launched flights in 2007.”



Mr Evans said it’s expected that demand for inbound flights to Australia from South Korea will also be strong.

“Research shows that South Korean travellers consistently rank Australia as the top destination they want to visit, but they were unlikely to travel without low-cost direct flights.

“South Koreans already travel more frequently than any other nationality in the Asia Pacific, so there’s no doubt they will take advantage of these new direct flights to Australia.

“The Gold Coast offers the perfect gateway for tourists visiting Australia with its famous beaches and attractions, and direct Jetstar flights connecting to seven other destinations across the country.”

Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans



Jetstar 787-9 Dreamliner

Jetstar 787-9 Dreamliner

Flight JQ49
Gold Coast to Seoul (Incheon)
Departing Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Depart 1320, Arrive 2200


Flight JQ50
Seoul (Incheon) to Gold Coast
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Depart 2330, Arrive 0945+1

^Subject to Government and Regulatory Approvals.

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