Jetstar Asia outlines plans to resume services between Singapore and Darwin
- Jetstar Asia services between Singapore and Darwin to resume mid-December 2021, pending the Singapore-Australia travel corridor opening
- Jetstar’s Fly Flexible policy offers increased flexibility for customers booked to travel until 30 June 2023.
Singapore: Jetstar Asia has announced plans to resume its Singapore to Darwin services as early as mid-December 2021, when a travel corridor between Singapore and Australia is expected to open.
The popular route was first launched in 2008, with the airline flying more than 1.2 million visitors between the two cities during that time.
Jetstar Asia CEO, Bara Pasupathi, said after a two-year suspension, it was exciting to start preparation for Jetstar Asia’s return to Australia, starting with Darwin and with additional Australian routes planned for 2022.
“With Singapore’s strong vaccination rate and Australia on track to see 80 per cent of the population vaccinated by the end of the year, we’re starting to plan the restart of our international flights between these COVID-safe destinations,” Mr. Pasupathi said.
“We will remain flexible, but based on the pace of the vaccine rollout, we want to make sure we’re ready to reconnect family and friends and provide our customers with more exciting destinations, such as the ever popular Top-End, as soon as possible.
“And with the Qantas Group planning to recommence services into Singapore as soon as a travel bubble is formed, we are also looking forward to being able to connect customers to our fantastic Southeast Asian network once again while helping restore Singapore’s position as a leading global air hub.”
The three weekly services between Singapore and Darwin are available from 20 December 2021 and are subject to Regulatory and Government approval.
The announcement follows the Qantas Group’s international restart plan which includes Jetstar Airways resuming services between Melbourne and Singapore from 19 December 2021, pending government and regulatory approvals.
Customers who book a Jetstar Airways (JQ) or Jetstar Asia (3K) flight on jetstar.com before 31 December 2021 for travel before 30 June 2023, will be given one ‘fee free’ date change as part of Jetstar’s Fly Flexible policy*.
Jetstar’s Fly Well safety measures offer an added layer of protection and demonstrate our commitment to keeping our people and our customers safe.
*Fare difference may apply