BRISBANE Airport’s Seoul revival – referring of course to the capital of South Korea – will boost the resurgence of Queensland’s economy, with Korean Air to begin flying to BNE five times weekly.
The flights will begin in April, under the latest deal signed underneath Queensland’s Attracting Aviation Fund, which was inaugurated one year ago last week.
South Korean tourists are set to inject more than $120 million dollars into the local economy each year, Brisbane Airport estimates, with an additional 89,000 inbound seats added each year.
Korean first started flying to Brisbane 30 years ago, and only had to halt services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brisbane Airport Executive General Manager Aviation Ryan Both said the flights are great news for Queensland.
“We have one of Australia’s largest Korean communities who will now have a direct connection with families, and South Korean tourists and students love coming to Queensland,” he declared.
In its first 12 months, the Attracting Aviation Fund has secured more than 1.1 million inbound seats, and almost $1 billion in overnight visitor spend.
The Fund’s one-year anniversary also saw EVA Air’s increase of services to four per week, joining agreements from international carriers such as Philippine Airlines, United Airlines, and Air Canada.