Jetstar has opened a new international route connecting Australia to Japan, via Singapore.
From 1 November this year, the low-cost carrier’s existing Darwin-Singapore service will continue on from Singapore to Osaka three times a week (Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays). The Darwin-Singapore leg will be operated by an Airbus A321, but passengers will be transferred to a wide-body, two-class A330 aircraft for the Singapore-Osaka sector.
Jetstar’s Group CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka, said the new service would capitalise on the airline’s growing presence in the Japanese market following the launch of domestic flights with Jetstar Japan earlier this month.
“We always look for opportunities across the Jetstar Group to join the dots in our existing network to improve what we can offer travellers,” Ms Hrdlicka said. “This new service means Darwin will be connected to Osaka as well as Tokyo, and by extension, to three other major Japanese cities via Jetstar Japan’s domestic network. For Australian and Singaporean tourists this new connection will make it easier to explore everything Japan has to offer,” she added.
One the outbound leg, flights will depart Darwin at 1820, arriving in Singapore at 2120. Following a 90-minute layover in Singapore, the second leg to Japan will take off at 2230, arriving in Osaka at 0600 the following day.
On the return service, flights will leave Osaka’s Kansai airport at 1030, arriving in Singapore at 1620. A longer six-hour stopover at Singapore will see the Singapore-Darwin leg take-off at 2220, arriving back into Darwin at 0430 the following day.