Some bad news for anyone who has booked a flight on Jetstar’s new direct flight service between the Gold Coast and South Korea.
The budget airline has announced that they will be temporarily suspending its Seoul-Gold Coast service from 8 March until at least 30 June, due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
“We’ve made this decision in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Australian Government’s recent travel advice for South Korea and the subsequent drop in demand,” the airline said.
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“Customers will be offered a range of options including the option to defer their travel dates until March 2021 or a refund if they no longer wish to travel.”
Jetstar also urged anyone who has already made their way over to Seoul to contact the airline to organise a flight home.
“Customers who have commenced their outward journey at the time of suspension are asked to contact our customer team to discuss options for a return flight home,” the company said.
“Customers booked under a Jeju Air flight number should contact Jeju Air or their travel agent.”
The new service was announced in May last year, with the first flights commencing in December and operating three times a week.