Air connectivity to South Korea is ramping up with five airlines set to offer direct flights between Sydney and Incheon by the end of 2022 – Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Qantas, Jetstar and T’way Air.
Korean Air and Asiana Airlines are now operating the Sydney to Incheon route daily. Korean Air will resume the Brisbane to Incheon route in January 2023, three times a week.
Qantas’ new Sydney to Incheon service has opened with five flights per week and daily flights starting from 8 January 2023. Jetstar, which launched the Sydney to Incheon route earlier in November, is operating three flights per week to the destination.
Budget carrier T’way Air will launch the Sydney to Incheon route from 24 December four times per week, aiming to offer more premium features such as upgraded and more spacious economy class seats, and fully reclining business class seats at a lower price point.
The introduction of the new route for the airlines has been spurred on by the rising interest in South Korea for outbound Australian travellers.
In 2019, South Korea welcomed 173,218 Australian travellers, a 13 per cent increase from 2018.