Qantas is launching a new route from Singapore to Darwin, Australia’s Northern Territory from 9 December 2024. Qantas last operated direct flights between Singapore and Darwin in 2006. This is Qantas’ second international route from Darwin. The new flights will add over 60,000 seats on the route each year and provide visitors to Australia a convenient gateway to access some iconic Top End experiences from Darwin. The flights will provide Singaporeans with a direct Qantas option to Darwin, with connections to the airline’s domestic network.
From 9 December 2024, flights will initially operate five days weekly with a dual-class Embraer E190 aircraft, increasing to daily from March 2025 subject to government and regulatory approval.
The new route has been made possible by the establishment of the E190 base at Darwin Airport, with the size, range and economics of the aircraft opening up routes that that wouldn’t be viable with larger aircraft, including the launch of international flights to Dili in 2022. This will allow travellers from Darwin a direct Qantas option to Singapore and also a seamless connection to London on QF1, as well as other destinations across Europe or Asia with Partner airlines.
Qantas currently operates flights from Singapore to other Australian destinations including Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Qantas has a long history of flying between Singapore and Darwin, with Darwin being the final Australia stop-over on the original Kangaroo Route from Australia to London in 1935. The flight from Singapore to Darwin then, took five stops and four and a half days. Now it only takes four hours and 55 minutes on the new direct service.
Fares start from S$792 return and are available via qantas.com/sg or through travel agents.