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Wednesday 17 January 2024

Qantas to fly from Darwin to Singapore

Qantas has unveiled plans for a new international route that will shave several hours of flying time for anyone travelling from Darwin to Europe.

Qantas today announced it is launching a second international route from Darwin, with direct flights from the Northern Territory to Singapore. It currently only flies from Darwin to Dili, in East Timor.

Starting in December, the new Qantas flights will add more than 60,000 seats on the route each year and provide visitors to Australia with a gateway to access to Top End travel experiences.

The flights will provide a direct Qantas option to Singapore and also a connection to London on QF1, as well as other destinations across Europe or Asia with partner airlines.

Qantas customers travelling from Darwin will save around five hours in flying time by no longer having to fly via other Australian capital cities to get to London.

Launching on December 9, 2024, flights will initially operate five days per week with the dual-class Embraer E190 aircraft, increasing to daily from March, 2025.

Qantas International CEO Cam Wallace said: “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.

“The direct service is not just great news for Territorians wanting to visit Singapore, but also for those travelling to London, Europe and across south-east 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 Australian 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.

Fares start from $690 return and are available from today via or through travel agents.

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