Celebrating 10 years of flying between Darwin and Singapore with a special Aussie livery

Jetstar Asia News
Date Posted: 04/01/2018

Recently Jetstar Asia partnered with Tourism Northern Territory to celebrate 10 years of flying between Singapore and Darwin with a new commemorative livery featuring on board one of their Airbus A320-200 aircrafts.

The aircraft is registered in Singapore as 9V-JSB, with the livery depicting scenery associated with the Northern Territory and the outback. Crocodiles, Boomerangs, Kangaroos and Didgeridoos all feature on the decal on the fuselage of the aircraft.

Jetstar Asia, Airbus A320-200 (9V-JSB).
(Photo Courtesy of Andre Giam via JetPhotos.)

The airline has acknowledges this special milestone with a ceremony in Changi Airport, where Jetstar Asia announced an increase in the frequency of services from four days per week, up to five each week. This increase in services allows for more than 360 extra revenue seats each week between the two destinations.

During the peak travel periods Jetstar Asia operates daily services between Singapore to Darwin, peak travel periods are from 15 December to 1 January and 31 January to 17 February.

Jetstar Asia, Airbus A320-200 (9V-JSB).
(Photo Courtesy of Andre Giam via JetPhotos.)

Jetstar Asia launched this route back in 2008, since then there has always been strong demand in the service. Over the last ten years they have transported over 1.2 million passengers.

“We are pleased to work with local Singaporean artist, Ben Qwek, Tourism Northern Territory, the Northern Territory Government and NT Airports to bring to life some of the territories stunning features and exciting experiences which we hope will inspire even more visitors from South East Asia to the State.”

Jetstar Asia CEO, Mr Bara Pasupathi

Over its ten years, Tourism Northern Territory and Jetstar have collaborated together on various occasions both for marketing and PR purposes creating a win-win situation for both companies. Tourism Northern Territory gets to spruik the best of the Northern Territory Australia, while Jetstar Asia are able to provide a direct link to get there from South East Asia.

“Such collaborations will continue with Jetstar Asia, and it serves to enhance and strengthen our relationship with this airline.

Managing Director of Tourism Northern Territory, Singapore Representative Office, Mr Charles Leong.

Lots of research went into designing this livery with Ben Qwek researching the various and ever changing landscapes and wildlife in Northern Territory, both sides of the aircraft feature difference scenery too.

“I was amazed at how stunning, diverse and unique the scenery and animals are in this part of the world. From vast deserts, to lush wetlands, koalas to crocodiles – These are the contrasts I wanted to capture in the design and colours in the livery”

Said Mr. Qwek

So keep your eye on the sky and maybe you might be able to spot this very Aussie looking aircraft for yourself.

Photos supplied by Andre Giam, via JetPhotos. Reposted with permission from the photographer. To view Andre’s gallery of some awesome photos you can view his gallery here and also follow along on Instagram.

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