Posing by the impressive cake commemorating the launch of Jin Air services to Cairns in Australia are: Yoonjoo Park of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Canberra; Queensland Treasurer, the Hon. Curtis Pitt; Kwang Ho Ko, VP Network and Sales, Jin Air; Premier of Queensland, the Hon. Annastacia Palaczszuk; Norris Carter, CEO, Cairns Airport; and Alex de Waal, CEO, Tourism Tropical North Queensland. The new service will operate twice-weekly until early February.
- Jin Air has added two more international destinations from its Seoul Incheon (ICN) base during the last week. On 13 December the LCC began four times weekly flights on the 578-kilometre route to Kitakyushu (KKJ) in Japan using 737-800s. The airline’s sixth Japanese route from Seoul faces no competition. The following day the carrier used its 390-seat, 777-200s to start a twice-weekly service on the 6,367-kilometre route to Cairns (CNS) in Australia, its first destination in that country. Jin Air’s second longest route (after Honolulu in Hawaii) will operate at present only until early February. John O’Sullivan, MD, Tourism Australia, said: “The work that’s been done in the market in the past few years is really starting to pay dividends. Future growth in this vital market is heavily dependent upon improving aviation access and securing additional capacity, which is why Jin Air’s new services to Cairns are so important. Tourism and Events Queensland and Cairns Airport should be warmly congratulated on the work they’ve put into securing such a great tourism outcome for Tropical North Queensland’s tourism industry.” See how Cairns Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.