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Is QF Considering Korea?  
User currently offlineAsianaA350 From Australia, joined Jan 2011, 15 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

Hi there guys!

My first post. Please play nice :P

I was enrolling in my final semester at University this morning and noticed an interesting statement (however vague) on Qantas recognising the increase in demand for tourism between Korea and Australia in the comming years.

http://www.bulh.edu.au/Korean/tabid/108/Default.aspx

Which got me thinking...

Would you consider this a general statement? I'm interested in why QF would make a statement like this. Are they doing some hardcore homework on the possibility of launching their own metal to the Peninsula sometime in the near future? Perhaps when the 787's come along..?
I know QF have codeshare arrangements with OZ on some routes, but I'm interested if there is a business case for either QF or Jetstar to make a go of it alone. SYD-ICN or Maybe even routing SYD-FUK-ICN? or SYD-FUK-PUS? Personally, I would love to see an Aussie Carrier in Korea and interested if you guys think it's feasible?


Just throwing the thought out there  
Cheers

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User currently offlineZuluAlpha From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

First off, Welcome to A.net I hope you enjoy.

I have not heard any whispers relating to this issue, I know QF did a seasonal summer service for the past few years, excluding this summer. IMHO I could imagine that JQ would probably be the lead contender. In saying that, fellow Oneworld carrier AY also service SEL, so maybe, trying to get some sort of foothold over Skyteam?



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User currently offlineTruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Qantas has tried South Korea seasonally for a few years now. I cannot imagine the recent coverage of the North Korea / South Korea incident in Australia will help Australian travel to South Korea. However, if the statement is true that tourism will treble to Australia, I would suspect QF would been keenly looking at it. If not from Australia, maybe from SIN with JQ Asia. KE and OZ already cover BNE, SYD, MEL and I know KE has recently increased flights to BNE.
I would expect either JQ to operate from CNS or OOL, or QF from SYD.

Quoting AsianaA350 (Thread starter):
routing SYD-FUK-ICN? or SYD-FUK-PUS

I would be very surprised. QF does not do many 'stop over' flights, especially not with such a short distance between the two destinations.


User currently offlineasianaA350 From Australia, joined Jan 2011, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

I never thought of JQ launching a service from OOL but I would agree, that would make sense. There is quite a high Korean student population at Universities in Brisbane and on the Goldy.The Korean carriers to Aus are premium airlines, so prehaps a LCC will do quite well. Thanks for your input guys   It will be interesting to see if anything comes of it.

User currently onlineallrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2083 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

I'm no expert, but despite Korean Tourism's energetic promotion in Australia of Korea as a destination I suspect that much of the demand will come from Korea. Would Qantas or other carriers be able to compete against the two local carriers (Asiana and Korean Air) who already fly to Australia? How much of the market is through packages offered through travel agents and how much of this market is flexible with carriers? There must be business travel as well.

Would like to visit Korea again one day. The Korean airline fares are usually pretty low.



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