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Singapore to Cairns Direct Flights

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Direct flights from Singapore to Cairns are set to resume after a six-year hiatus.

The last direct flight from Singapore to Cairns was operated by the Qantas-owned Australian Airlines in June 2006.

 

An announcement will be made at the state government’s Destination Q conference in the far north Queensland city next week and it is understood that Jetstar will operate the new flight.

Tourism Tropical North Queensland chief Rob Giason says there’s been a lot of speculation the service might resume. “I’m not aware of any pending announcement but we’ve been working to re-develop a direct link with Singapore, it’s certainly one of our key goals in aviation,” he told AAP. Mr Giason said direct flights from the tourist hub would bring immense benefits. “Not only for the opportunity of linking with Europe and the UK, but also the growing Chinese and Indian markets,” he said. Mr Giason would welcome government support of the service initially, as “stimulus” to get the market moving.

 

Queensland Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey says the government’s $8 million attracting aviation investment fund is wooing a number of new airlines and working on expanding existing services. “Discussions with Jetstar are ongoing and therefore commercial confidence remains in place,” she told AAP on Monday. “However, the government is hopeful of a positive outcome.”

 

Jetstar would not confirm an announcement was pending. “Jetstar is often assessing different route options as part of our growing network and we never add weight to one option over another by commenting on speculation about where we might fly next,” it said.


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That would be great news Kate if it happens.

 

Though I don't mind hiking it up from Brisbane, it would still be a god send to many.

 

Cheers Tony.

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We have to hike it down to the Gold Coast for our next trip to Singy, which is silly when you then fly up again. It was cheap though at $400 return it was more than that each way with the other carriers


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