Qantas Sydney to Seoul
Qantas and Jetstar will both launch direct flights to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport later this year. Jetstar will fly direct to South Korea from Sydney from 2 Nov 2022 three times per week. Qantas will begin direct flights between Sydney and Seoul from 10 Dec 2022. The launch of these new direct services will serve the increasing popularity of South Korea as a destination for Australians with its rich cultural heritage, vibrant nightlife and incredible food.
Qantas Sydney to Bengaluru (Bangalore) direct
From 14 Sep 2022 Qantas will operate four weekly return flights from Sydney to Bengaluru (formerly known as Bangalore). The direct flight will cut almost three hours of the current fastest time which requires a connection. With a population of 13 million people, the Bengaluru community has strong connections to Australia for both people visiting friends and relatives and business travellers. Trade connections are expected to strengthen following the recent announcement of the Australia-India free trade agreement.
New Emirates routes
Emirates is ramping up global operations post-pandemic with the restart of services to Bali, London Stansted, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires plus increasing services to Nigeria, Mauritius, Melbourne and Singapore. From 1 May Emirates will operate 14 weekly services from Dubai to Melbourne growing Emirates’ seats to over 1,000 a day between Dubai and Victoria.
From 1 August Emirates will resume flights to London Stansted five times a week, increasing again in September to offer a daily flight. From 2 Nov Emirates will offer four weekly flights to Buenos Aires via Rio de Janeiro, scaling up to a daily service from 1 Feb 2023.
Rising demand for Mauritius has seen the airline increase flights to nine weekly flights until the end of June 2022, then they will move to two flights daily from July 2022. There will also be two flights daily to Singapore from Dubai starting 23 Jun 2022 – up from one daily.