Darwin is set to truly take off as a major gateway to Australia, with Qantas adding a Darwin/Uluru/Adelaide service twice a week from today (April 3 2019).
Uluru remains one of the major Australian drawcards for international tourists; Top End tourism will be positioned to capitalise on this popularity with visitors now able to spend time in Darwin on their way to the Rock.
It will also mean more visitors dispersing throughout Central Australia, so its great news for the whole region including Alice Springs.
The new service will also help build demand for international air services into Darwin, supporting existing carriers such as Jetstar Asia, SilkAir and Donghai Airlines, as well as making Darwin more attractive as a gateway for potential new international carriers.
The NT Government’s investment in Turbocharging Tourism has allowed Tourism NT to strengthen relationships with airlines and enhance the focus on building sustainable air services to the Territory.
The new Qantas Darwin/Uluru/Adelaide service comes on the back of a new direct service from China by Donghai Airlines, increased Jetstar Asia services between Singapore and Darwin, additional SilkAir services between Singapore and Darwin, and a new Virgin Australia service between Darwin and Denpasar, Bali.
Source: NT Government