Tuesday, 13 December 2011

New air links for Darwin

Good news for Darwin -- Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia have announced new international and domestic routes between Singapore and Darwin.

Singapore Airlines’ regional full service airline, Silk Air, will begin a service between Singapore and Darwin four times weekly beginning March 26 next year; with Virgin Australia complementing these services with daily flights between Darwin and Sydney starting April 2.

Darwin is the gateway to the Northern Territory’s popular tourist destinations and is an increasingly important commercial hub. The new  services offer visitors from Singapore, Asia and Europe the opportunity to visit the Northern Territory and then travel on to Sydney and the East Coast of Australia.

The  services will also be attractive to business travellers who will have the option of a quality business class service from Sydney to Darwin and on to Singapore and beyond.

To accommodate eligible Virgin Australia guests and those of its alliance partners, Virgin Australia also announced that it would open a lounge at Darwin Airport.

Both airlines are expecting to commence codeshare arrangements on each other’s services from early 2012.

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