Jetstar launches direct flights to Korea

Posted: 3 May 2019 10:43 am

Korea cherry blossoms. Image: Getty Images

Yes, you really can get to Seoul for just $179 each way.

Jetstar has unveiled its latest international destination, the capital of South Korea: Seoul.

This move makes Jetstar the first low-cost carrier to fly direct between Australia and South Korea and naturally, the airline is enticing wanderlusters to hop on board with a celebratory sale.

In it, fares start from just $179 each way, or $358 return. This is a massive cut above the competition which, according to Skyscanner, starts at around $550 return.

These fares are on sale for 12 hours only, starting from midday 3 May. They are for travel from December 2019 to March 2020. If you like what you see, snatch them up quick through Skyscanner before they revert back to their RRP price of around $389 each way.

Sale flights commence on 8 December 2019 and will operate three times weekly between the Gold Coast and Seoul on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The schedule sees flights depart the Gold Coast at 1:20pm and arrive in Seoul at 10pm in time for some late-night eats before hitting the hay. The return journey leaves Seoul at 11:30pm and arrives back in the Gold Coast at 9:45am (+1).

All flights will be operated by codeshare partner Jeju Air, one of Korea's best-known low-cost carriers, using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans says that "by introducing low fares to Seoul, we expect that South Korea will be a country that jumps to the top of many Australian travellers' bucket lists."

If it wasn't on yours before, it should be now.

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