SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — The Korean low-cost carrier T'way Air announced that it would launch the Incheon-Sydney route in December as demand for air travel increased after pandemic precautions were eased.

The Incheon-Sydney route is the airline's first long-haul route. T'way Air will conduct four weekly flights between Incheon International and Sydney starting Dec. 23

In February 2020, T'way Air became the country's first low-fare airline to acquire the rights to operate scheduled passenger flights on the Incheon-Sydney route dominated by Korea's two full-service airlines, Korean Air Lines and Asiana Airlines.

T'way Air currently operates 30 chartered passenger aircraft, three Airbus A330-300s, and 27 Boeing 737-800s, mainly on routes to Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Guam, Saipan, and the Philippines. The airline also has eight Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets on order waiting to be delivered.