Jetstar Asia celebrates 10 years of direct services between Singapore and Darwin with special livery
SINGAPORE.- Jetstar Asia has partnered with Tourism Northern Territory to celebrate ten years of flying between Singapore and Darwin with a special livery depicting scenes from the Top-End.
Marking the milestone at a ceremony at Changi Airport, Jetstar Asia also announced it will increase the number regular services between the two cities from four to five per week.
Jetstar Asia CEO, Mr Bara Pasupathi, said the Northern Territory was an incredible place to visit and he was excited about supporting Tourism NT’s vision of “turbocharging tourism” to this holiday hot spot.
“Since the launch of our direct service in 2008 we have seen strong demand, flying more than 1.2 million visitors between the two cities and, with an extra weekly service, we’re excited to now offer customers more options to explore the Top-End,” Mr. Pasupathi said.
“Some of Australia’s most awe-inspiring natural landscapes such as Kakadu, Litchfield National Park and Katherine Gorge can be experienced from Darwin, a city which is less than a five-hour flight from Singapore.
“We are pleased to work with local Singaporean artist, Ben Qwek, Tourism Northern Territory, the Northern Territory Government and NT Airports to bring to life some of the Territory’s stunning features and exciting experiences which we hope will inspire even more visitors from Southeast Asia to the state.”
Managing Director of Tourism Northern Territory Singapore Representative Office, Mr Charles Leong, said it was great to see another collaboration between Jetstar and Tourism Northern Territory come to life.
“In raising destination awareness and increasing visitations to the Northern Territory, Tourism NT has cooperated with Jetstar Asia on numerous marketing campaigns and PR activations with much success,” said Mr. Leong.
“Such collaborations will continue with Jetstar Asia as it serves to enhance and strengthen our relationship with this airline.”
The Northern Territory themed livery was designed by local Singaporean artist, Ben Qwek.
“When researching the landscapes and wildlife in the Northern Territory, I was amazed at how
stunningly diverse and unique the scenery and animals are in this part of the world.
“From vast deserts to lush wetlands, koalas to crocodiles – these are the contrasts I wanted to
capture in the design and colours in the livery,” said Mr. Qwek.
“To work on such a huge canvas was a challenge but an absolute thrill and something I am
incredibly proud of.”
*Jetstar Asia operates a daily service from Singapore to Darwin during peak periods (15Dec -
01Jan and 31Jan - 17Feb).
The Jetstar Group is one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing airline brands with one of the most extensive ranges of destinations in the region. It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. Jetstar branded carriers operate up to 5,000 flights a week to more than 85 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 37 million passengers in financial year 2017.