Jetstar inaugurated its thrice-weekly Boeing 787-8 service between the Gold Coast and Seoul.
JQ49 pushed back from the Gold Coast’s Coolangatta Airport on Sunday, for the 9½ hour daytime flight up to Seoul. The overnight return flight, JQ50, landed at Coolangatta. The operating aircraft is VH-VKF, one of Jetstar’s hardworking 787-8 Dreamliners.
The service, which will operate three-times weekly – on Sundays, Wednesday and Friday – codeshares with South Korea’s Jeju Air and adds 52,260 new seats per year into the Gold Coast.
According to Jetstar, South Koreans travel more frequently than any other Asia Pacific nationality, and the airline and Gold Coast tourism authorities hope the beaches and razzle-dazzle of Australia’s glitter strip will lure them south by the planeload.
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