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Which exciting destination is the Flying Kangaroo hopping off to next?

Qantas resumes flights to this country for the first time in 15 years.

IN FURTHER proof that international travel is slowly returning to pre-COVID levels, Qantas has launched direct flights to South Korea.


The first 11-hour A330 flight between Sydney and Seoul left on Saturday with the airline scheduling services four days a week during the summer season. Flights will operate three times a week between May and October.


Seoul is one of the 28 international ports that Qantas has resumed or launched new services to since Australia’s borders reopened.


Of the 28 international destinations, eight of the routes are to countries that weren’t part of Qantas’ pre-COVID network, including Italy, India and now South Korea.


“What we’ve seen this year is that there is no shortage of Australians wanting to travel overseas again and we know South Korea is at the top of the list for many,” said Andrew David, Qantas Domestic and International CEO.


“Australia has also grown in popularity as a destination for South Korean travellers, so we’re pleased to be welcoming more visitors just in time for them to experience summer in Sydney and beyond.


“We’ve had a fantastic response from travellers in both directions since tickets first went on sale with strong demand particularly around the upcoming peak school holiday period, which is terrific for Australia’s tourism and small business operators.”


To celebrate the new Seoul route, Qantas has introduced several new Korean-inspired menu items inflight, including Beef bulgogi, vegetarian bibimbap and Banchan.


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Written by: Jon Underwood
Published: 12 December 2022

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