Qantas Expands Its Horizons with a New Darwin to Singapore Route
Qantas has announced its new international service that will directly connect Darwin with Singapore. This addition to its flight network starts in December. Qantas will significantly boost the seating capacity by over 60,000 passengers annually on this route.
Travel enthusiasts and visitors planning to explore Australia’s Top End will find this new Qantas service a convenient entry point. It will simplify their journey to experience the region’s unique attractions.
For locals in the Northern Territory, this launch is particularly exciting. It offers a direct route to Singapore and allows for smooth connections, including the renowned QF1 flight to London. Travelers from Darwin are looking at an impressive time saving—approximately five hours—since they can now bypass the transfer through other Australian capitals on their way to London.
Qantas Darwin Singapore Route Supported by Embraer E190 Jets
Starting December 9, 2024, the Darwin to Singapore route will initially feature five weekly flights. These flights will operate on the airline’s dual-class Embraer E190 jets, ensuring comfort and efficiency. By March 2025, the airline expects to increase the flight frequency to a daily service.
The introduction of this international route is a strategic move by Qantas, supported by establishing the E190 fleet at Darwin Airport. The characteristics of the Embraer E190, including its size and range, have made such routes viable, which would not be possible with larger aircraft. This is exemplified by the initiation of Qantas’ international flights to Dili in 2022.
Travelers can look forward to the added convenience and saved time as they embark on their global adventures from Darwin, thanks to Qantas’ ongoing mission to expand and innovate its flight offerings.
A Welcome Addition to Qantas International Network
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 traveling 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.
“This new route also allows us to restore the link to the UK, which was established when international borders first reopened after the pandemic, and we temporarily re-routed our London flight via Darwin with the support of the Northern Territory Government and Darwin Airport.
“As the national carrier, we’re committed to showcasing the best of Australia to visitors from around the globe. This new service makes it much easier for Qantas customers from the UK, Europe, and across Asia to incorporate Darwin into their Australian itinerary and experience everything the Territory has to offer.”
Minister for Tourism and Hospitality Joel Bowden said the new service is a welcome addition to the Territory.
“This is a significant milestone for Darwin’s aviation capacity and fantastic news for Territorians looking for more choice, competitiveness, and connectivity.
“The new flights will benefit locals wanting to travel overseas and also connect our ever-growing cohort of business travelers with international markets.
“Qantas’ commitment to the Territory reinforces our profile as a must-do destination for international visitors, and we commend them on today’s announcement.”
Experience the Historic Qantas Route: Direct Flights from Darwin to Singapore Resume
Qantas direct flights connecting Darwin and Singapore revive a significant route steeped in history since 1935. When Qantas first embarked on the iconic Kangaroo Route from Australia to London, Darwin was the last Australian stopover. The initial journey from Darwin to Singapore was an arduous multi-stop adventure spanning four and a half days. Now, travelers can enjoy the modern convenience of a swift, non-stop service that takes merely four hours and 45 minutes.
The revival of Qantas’ non-stop service, last active in 2006, marks a new chapter in air travel between these two bustling cities.
Enjoy Qantas Lounges
Passengers eligible for Qantas Club benefits in Darwin can relax in the exclusive lounge before proceeding through immigration and security. On their return journey, customers can enjoy the premium comforts of the Qantas International First or Business Lounge in the world-class Changi Airport in Singapore.
An Affordable Fare For A Convenient Flight
With competitive fares commencing at $690 for a return trip, the service on this historic route is now more affordable. Travelers can easily book flights through the official Qantas website or by consulting a travel agent.
Qantas One-stop Destinations from Darwin via Singapore
|*Flights are subject to government and regulatory approval.
Qantas Group operates 18 routes from Darwin, Alice Springs, and Uluru. The airline provides non-stop flights to eight domestic destinations from Darwin.