Jetstar launches Darwin-Manila low fares flying in northern Australia hub expansion

  • Special launch web fares from $99# one way at

Low fares leader Jetstar has launched sales on its direct Darwin- Manila* tri-weekly A320 service from its expanding international flying hub in Darwin, representing the next growth phase in Jetstar’s increasingly integrated pan Asian network.

The service, to commence from 9 February 2011*, will also conveniently link into Jetstar’s Darwin hub from key southern interstate markets, including Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns.

As a new Qantas Group international route and latest Jetstar international flight into Asia, now the world’s largest aviation market, Jetstar will offer a unique value flight offering for travellers directly linking northern Australia via Darwin to the Philippines capital.

Jetstar currently offers direct connections twice a day to Manila from its Singapore hub, and this new service from Australia complements the existing Qantas international services to the Philippines from Sydney.

Jetstar will launch the new route with one-way sale fares from Darwin to Manila* from $99 (JetSaver Light**). The sale will also offer through fares Sydney – Darwin – Manila* and Melbourne – Darwin – Manila* from $199 (JetSaver Light**) at as part of their Friday Fare Frenzy today from 16:00 – 20:00pm (AEDT). (#Terms and Conditions apply)

Jetstar’s everyday fares start from $169 for Darwin – Manila* (JetSaver Light) are up to 30 per cent lower then current competitors’ fares between Australia and the Philippines.

For 2011 the Philippines is ranked by Lonely Planet as a ‘Top 10 Best Value’ destination, renowned for its affordable beaches, distinctive food and low cost island hopping opportunities.

Jetstar Group Chief Executive Officer Bruce Buchanan said the airline’s commitment to increasing choice and accessibility to international low fare flights to Asian destinations marks a further expansion and reinforces Jetstar’s commitment to its innovative international flying hub in Darwin.

Jetstar Head of Government and Commercial Partnerships Unni Menon today said in Darwin: “Jetstar’s new low fare international offering will be an attractive link for both Filipino visitors and the Filipino-Australian community in Darwin, amongst the largest in the country.”

“Filipino Australians now represent the third largest overseas born population base in Darwin. This alone will drive personal, holiday and commercial related travel between Darwin and Manila* and underpin this service to set a sound platform to attract larger Asian visitation to Australia,” he said.

Jetstar fares are combined with award-winning customer service, strengthened by the launch of the Jetstar Customer Guarantee earlier this year in a first for the aviation industry in this region.

Jetstar’s Darwin - Manila *schedule - flights commence 9 February 2011

Departs Darwin - Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

  • Darwin-Manila* - JQ 75 19.00-21.40
  • Manila*-Darwin - JQ 76 22.55-05.00 (+1)


  • Sydney-Darwin - JQ 75 1400-1705
  • Darwin-Manila* - JQ 75 19.00-21.40
  • Manila*-Darwin - JQ76 22.55-05.00 (+1)
  • Darwin-Sydney - JQ 76 07.15-13.05 (+1)


  • Melbourne-Darwin - JQ 61 1405-1650
  • Darwin-Manila* - JQ 75 19.00-21.40
  • Manila*-Darwin - JQ76 22.55-05.00 (+1)
  • Darwin-Melbourne - JQ 62 07.30-13.10 (+1)


  • Cairns -Darwin - JQ 57 12.45-1445
  • Darwin-Manila* - JQ 75 19.00-21.40
  • Manila*-Darwin - JQ 76 22.55-05.00 (+1)
  • Darwin-Cairns - JQ 58 0620-0920 (+1)

MANILA* TO/ FROM: One-way JetSaver Light* Every day one-way

SALE# fares at JetSaver Light* fare at from:

  • Darwin $ 99 $ 169
  • Sydney $ 199 $ 349
  • Melbourne $ 199 $ 339

*Subject to regulatory approval.

**JetSaver Light fares offer customers the choice to travel for a lower fare with carry-on baggage only.


Sale fares for travel from 09 February 2011 – 30 March 2011. Fares on sale between 16.00pm - 20.00pm (AEDT) Friday 19 November 2010 unless sold out prior. Limited availability - these fares are not available on all flights or days. Sale may be extended. See for details. Flights from Darwin to Manila* commence 9 February 2011. Sale fares are based on payments by direct deposit through For all card payments an additional $5.00 per passenger, per international flight sector will apply, unless you pay with a Jetstar MasterCard or Jetstar Platinum MasterCard. Flights depart Darwin Airport and connecting services from Sydney and Melbourne Airports. Fares are one way. Fares are non-refundable. Limited changes are permitted, charges apply. Carry-on baggage limits, including size restrictions, will be strictly applied. Passengers with more than the applicable carry-on baggage allowance will need to check in baggage and charges will apply. Conditions apply. See for more details. * Subject to regulatory approval.

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About Jetstar Group

Jetstar first took to the skies in 2004 and has since flown more than 350 million customers across an extensive international and domestic network. The Jetstar Group is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. A leading low-fares airline, Jetstar is committed to offering everyday low fares to enable more people to fly to more places, more often. As one of Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing airline brands, Jetstar was voted Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia Pacific in 2021 and was recognized for its excellent flight safety records and services when listed on the "2022 World's Top 10 LCC" released by Airline Ratings.