Jetstar Asia and Tourism Northern Territory celebrate 10 years of direct flights between Singapore and Darwin by unveiling a special livery featuring landmarks of Northern Territory, Australia designed by local Singaporean Artist Ben Qwek. The new livery on a 13-year old Airbus A320 aircraft with registration number 9V-JSB was unveiled on 18 October 2018 afternoon at the ST Aerospace Engineering hangar at Singapore Changi Airport.
Since the route was launched in 2008, Jetstar Asia has flown over 1.2 million passengers. The low-cost carrier will be increasing frequency from four to five flights per week. Darwin is less than five hours away from Singapore and features natural landscapes like Kakadu, Litchfield National Park and Katherine Gorge.
Ben Qwek researched the landscapes and wildlife in the Northern Territory to come out with this final product. He wanted to capture the contrasts of the vast deserts to lush wetlands, koalas to crocodiles in the design as well as the colours in the livery. Ben confessed that he has not been to Australia before and hopes to visit one day.
Tourism Northern Territory has collaborated with Jetstar Asia to raise awareness of the destination to increase more inbound traffic from Singapore. This includes inflight advertising featuring campaigns from Tourism Northern Territory.
The aircraft took off bearing the new livery at 9.15 am on 19 October 2018 from Changi Airport to Medan. Jetstar Asia operates a daily service from Singapore to Darwin during peak periods from 15 December to 1 January and 31 January to 17 February).