Korean Air Starts Oz Domestic Flight

Fri Nov 23, 2001 2:18 pm

Korean Air to Pick up Domestic Passengers in Australia

SEOUL, Nov 23 Asia Pulse - The Australian government recently offered Korean Air a temporary license to operate a domestic flight between Brisbane and Sydney, the Construction and Transportation Ministry said Friday.

The Australian government has apparently decided to rely on foreign carriers to pick up some of the routes left under serviced after the collapse of Ansett Airlines, one of its domestic air carriers, ministry sources said.

Korean Air will thus pick up domestic passengers on flights from Sydney that have layovers in Brisbane from this month until Dec. 31, but the flight service may be extended if requested by the Australian government. It will be the first time in Korea's civil aviation history for a Korean flag carrier to operate domestic flights in a foreign country.

Korean Air flies 400-seat B747-400s seven times a week to Australia, and three of the flights stop in Brisbane.

The air carrier has decided to charge only US$75 per person on its flights between Brisbane and Sydney, a low rate since it has only three weekly flights and expects to earn around $20,000 per week.

In the meantime, the Korean ministry plans to sign an accord with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia to assume responsibility for overseeing the operation of Korean Air in Australia including maintenance and flight operations.

By the way, Australian Government has also granted Garuda Indonesia to fly partial Australian domestic route since October.
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RE: Korean Air Starts Oz Domestic Flight

Fri Nov 23, 2001 5:13 pm

I wish they would do this in America; it would give US carriers some much needed competition in the service department!
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RE: Korean Air Starts Oz Domestic Flight

Fri Nov 23, 2001 5:55 pm

United is commencing MEL-SYD v.v. runs from December.

Fares start from $49.50 OW.


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RE: Korean Air Starts Oz Domestic Flight

Fri Nov 23, 2001 6:56 pm

Jiml1126 thanks so much for the information! Where can i book one of these flights? PLZ I really need this information!
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RE: Korean Air Starts Oz Domestic Flight

Fri Nov 23, 2001 8:13 pm

In a similar light, Garuda Indonesia is already flying ADL-MEL
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RE: Korean Air Starts Oz Domestic Flight

Fri Nov 23, 2001 8:17 pm

Hey Trent

do you know how much the GA and MH fares ADL-MEL-ADL are? Where do you book?
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RE: Korean Air Starts Oz Domestic Flight

Sat Nov 24, 2001 2:24 am

Other airlines already have the same rights like China Southern, Air China and Thai in addition to what's already been mentioned. The777Man
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RE: Korean Air Starts Oz Domestic Flight

Sat Nov 24, 2001 5:40 am

Korean Air used to fly between CHC and AKL...and yes you could book a ticket onboard...Well at least i know you could...maybe it had soemthing to do with people who held Sky passes?? Anyways, travel then will not be dissapointed, and trust me, Once you fly KE, you will see the light, and think "Why the hell have i been travelling other airlines when this airline is on this planet!!" Im so Jealous you guys got them!!

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