Qantas and Jetstar have announced a main enlargement of worldwide flying from Australia, with new flights declared to India and Korea, and services to Vietnam speaking off for the very first time in two a long time.
Headlining the bulletins are new direct flights on Qantas among Sydney and Bengaluru (Bangalore) from 14 September, using its widebody Airbus A330 plane, and products and services on Qantas and Jetstar direct to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport afterwards this calendar year.
Jetstar will become the only very low-cost provider to fly immediate to South Korea from Sydney, with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flights operating from 2 November 2022 3 situations per 7 days, while Qantas will get started immediate flights amongst Sydney and Seoul from 10 December 2022 with its A330 aircraft, marking the initially Qantas scheduled service to Seoul considering the fact that January 2008.
Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce, stated the new routes would help the tourism sector recover from COVID.
“Sydney is one particular of the world’s truly global towns and these new direct flights to India and Korea will make it much easier for hundreds of thousands of people to arrive here,” he claimed.
“It’s obvious that Australia is back on the map for global travellers. Desire for our worldwide flights has rebounded because borders reopened, and which is offering us the confidence to launch these new routes together with the marketing assist from Destination New South Wales.
“The signing of the Australia-India free of charge trade settlement is a driver of vacation demand from customers as trade and financial investment backlinks extend in between Australia and India’s inhabitants of much more than one particular billion persons.
“Our new direct flights to Bengaluru, put together with the prepared codeshare with IndiGo, have the probable to reshape the way a lot of people today journey in between Australia and India.
“South Korea is Australia’s fourth greatest investing associate and Koreans see Sydney as a single of the major tourism locations. With anticipated potent business, premium leisure and small-charge journey need on the route, we see an possibility for each Qantas and Jetstar to fly on the route.”
Down in Melbourne, Jetstar’s to start with flights to Vietnam in extra than two several years took off this 7 days (Apr 7), with the relaunch three weekly flights to Ho Chi Minh Metropolis with Boeing 787-8 plane.
An more two weekly solutions from Sydney will start out on Saturday 9 April and Jetstar Group CEO, Gareth Evans, explained there is been sturdy desire for travel to Vietnam, with the inaugural flight near to entirely booked.
“Our products and services to Ho Chi Minh Town are once again proving to be preferred in equally directions,” he explained.
“Vietnam was one particular of the speediest developing holiday break locations in South-East Asia pre-pandemic, and we have seen sturdy bookings considering the fact that Vietnam reopened its border.
“Thanks to the support of the Victorian Governing administration and Melbourne Airport, the supplemental flights will see additional learners travelling from Vietnam to full their qualifications in Melbourne, as nicely as men and women travelling to the point out to check out liked types, with Melbourne currently being household to a large Vietnamese Australian population.
“This is the sixth intercontinental vacation spot we have restarted because intercontinental borders re-opened and our crew are definitely enjoying aiding travellers get back to their favorite intercontinental holiday places and reunite people with enjoys ones,” Evans reported.
Again on India, Qantas will also proceed to function up to five flights a 7 days between Melbourne and Delhi, making it the only airline providing direct flights amongst Australia and the two northern and southern India.