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Jetstar Is Now Flying Direct From Brisbane to Tokyo — and Routes to Osaka and Seoul Are Next

Pack your suitcases — trips from Brisbane to Tokyo just got cheaper, with Jetstar the first low-cost airline to connect the two cities.
By Sarah Ward
October 31, 2023
By Sarah Ward
October 31, 2023

Brisbanites, heading to Tokyo just got cheaper, whether it's your first trip or you're planning a return visit to the Japanese capital. Jetstar is rolling out its latest route from Tuesday, October 31, launching a Brisbane–Narita service — its first direct to Tokyo from the River City.

The budget airline first announced the news midyear, and now launch day has arrived. On Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the carrier will run five return flights a week from Brissie to the home of Tokyo Tower, the Studio Ghibli theme park, TeamLab's digital gallery and more. From December, that'll increase to daily services.

The move makes Jetstar the first low-cost airline to connect the two cities, and sees Jetstar stop flying from the Gold Coast to Narita — with its last service making the trip on Sunday, October 29 — to focus on the Brisbane route instead.

Start making holiday plans, then — and not just to Tokyo. Also soon to launch: new international routes direct from Brisbane to Osaka and Seoul, with the trio of legs expected to see Jetstar will cater for more than 480,000 new seats each year out of the Queensland capital.

For folks keen on cherry blossoms in Osaka, the carrier will boast four return legs a week from Brisbane from Friday, February 2, 2024. The new Seoul flights will take off the day prior, on Thursday, February 1, 2024, with three return services weekly.

Jetstar is still flying to Japan from Cairns as well. Its extra services out of Brissie stem from a partnership with Brisbane Airport, with support from Queensland's Attracting Aviation Investment Fund (AAIF), which is joint Government and airport initiative to help kick the state's visitor economy back into gear.

Cost-wise, one-way fares currently start at $425 to Tokyo, $363 to Osaka and $329 to Seoul.

Jetstar's new international routes to Tokyo from Brisbane start flying from Tuesday, October 31, 2023 — with Osaka and Seoul routes beginning in February 2024. Head to the airline's website for tickets and further details.


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Published on October 31, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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