Budget airline Jetstar has announced revisions to its flights from Darwin to Asia.
The airline will terminate its four-times weekly services from Darwin to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. However, Jetstar will add new services to Tokyo, Manila, and Singapore. From March 25, 2012, a new four-times weekly service will fly from Darwin into Manila and onto Tokyo. The current Darwin-to-Singapore route will grow from seven to 10 flights each week.
Jetstar chief executive for Australia and New Zealand, David Hall, said the flight changes would further cement the Northern Territory as the gateway into Singapore.
Mr Hall said the new services into Japan would also provide huge economic benefits to the territory. “We are always looking at opportunities to expand services through Darwin Airport,” Mr Hall said.
Introductory fares start from AUD $199 one-way from Darwin to Japan and are available via the Jetstar website.