Air seats between Darwin and Singapore increased by 17 percent this month, when Singapore Airlines’ subsidiary SilkAir added a seventh non-stop service between the two destinations.

SilkAir confirmed last week that it has increased its Darwin-Singapore operations from six to seven times weekly, in order to offer travellers greater choice.

Philip Goh, Singapore Airlines’ Regional Vice President South West Pacific, said demand for travel to and from Darwin has increased since the route was introduced in 2012 and there was even a strong 4.2 percent growth for the year ending March 2019.

He continued, explaining that the additional flight will both benefit both those in the Northern Territory who want greater access to SilkAir’s network and Singaporeans keen to visit Australia’s magnificent wonders.

Northern Territory’s Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss, concurred, saying the extra service is “excellent news” for the Territory.

“More flights, means more passengers, which will help support and create jobs in our valuable tourism industry.”

Lauren Moss, Northern Territory Minister for Tourism, Sport & Culture

Since launching flights to Darwin in 2012, SilkAir has grown its operations from four-times weekly to seven-times weekly.

The increase in services to Darwin continues SilkAir’s investment in Northern Australia, following the recent increase to daily services between Cairns and Singapore.

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