Jetstar launches services to NT Manila

first_imgJetstar launched its first flight from Darwin to Manila earlier this week, carrying Darwin’s Filipino community on board. Tourism Minister, Malarndirri McCarthy said the new service greatly contributed to the government’s 2015 goals. “A key priority of the Aviation Futures 2015 strategy is to grow airline services to the Territory and to expand the Darwin aviation hub,” said Ms McCarthy. “The Northern Territory Government has invested  $8 million over five years to support the establishment of Jetstar’s hub in Darwin and this inaugural flight to Manila marks a significant step in the creation of the hub.” Minister McCarthy said the new airline adds an extra 531 international seats every week, increasing Territorians travel options. The Minister said she expects the new service to add onto the 3,000 Filipinos travelling into the Northern Territory each year. The new service will run three times weekly and is Jetstar’s first flight to the Philippines from Australia. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img

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