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Qantas to launch Darwin-Singapore flights

Qantas is introducing a second international route from Darwin, directly connecting the Northern Territory capital to Singapore.

Starting in December, these flights are great news for both Territorians and overseas visitors, adding over 60,000 seats annually on this route.

If you’re planning a trip to Australia, Darwin just became an even more attractive entry point, offering easy access to some truly iconic experiences in the Top End.

For locals in the Territory, this is a game-changer. The direct flight to Singapore seamlessly connects to Qantas’ flight to London, QF1, or you can jet off to other destinations in Europe or Asia with partner airlines.

The flights, beginning on 9 December 2024, will initially run five days a week using the versatile Embraer E190 aircraft, with plans to ramp up to daily flights by March 2025. This is all thanks to the new E190 base at Darwin Airport.

The E190 features both business and economy class.

Qantas International CEO Cam Wallace said the Singapore service was a welcome addition to the airline’s international network out of Darwin.

“We’re thrilled to be offering our customers another new international route out of Darwin and strengthening the important trade, business and tourism links between Australia and Singapore,” said Mr Wallace.

“The direct service is not just great news for Territorians wanting to visit Singapore, but also for those travelling to London, Europe and across Southeast Asia, with connections to popular destinations like Phuket and Kuala Lumpur with our partner airlines, saving hours of travel time.”

Qantas has a long history of flying between Darwin and Singapore, with Darwin being the final Australia stop-over on the original Kangaroo Route from Australia to London in 1935.

More recently, Qantas last operated direct flights between Darwin and Singapore in 2006.

Eligible Qantas customers and Frequent Flyers will have access to the Qantas Club in Darwin prior to clearing immigration and security. On their return, eligible customers will have access to the Qantas International First or Business Lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport.

Fares start from $690 return and are available from today via qantas.com or through travel agents. As of writing, reward seats have not been released.

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