Territorians Take Flight with Jetstar’s New ‘Top End’ Expansion

Cabin interior of Jetstar A321neo aircraft.
Photo Credit: Jetstar

Jetstar has planned a significant network expansion for travelers departing from the Northern Territory.

This exciting development will provide Territorians with greater choice and affordability when planning their domestic and international travels.

The expansion will see an impressive 54,000 new low-cost seats added across popular routes. The move also sees increased flight frequency and the deployment of larger aircraft for enhanced passenger comfort.

Enhanced Domestic Services

During peak travel periods, Jetstar will significantly increase flight frequency on key routes connecting Darwin to Sydney, Brisbane, and Adelaide.

This will be further complemented by the addition of two new weekly flights servicing the Sydney to Uluru route. It offers a total of 22,000 additional seats for those seeking to explore the heart of Australia.

Additionally, the Darwin to Melbourne route will benefit from an upgrade to larger A321ceo aircraft starting from July 3rd, providing a more spacious travel experience.

Introducing the A321neo LR

Jetstar is proud to introduce the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A321neo LR, on the Darwin to Bali and Adelaide routes commencing August 2nd.

This state-of-the-art aircraft promises a smoother and potentially more comfortable travel experience for passengers on these popular routes.

With the deployment of the A321neo LR, the Darwin to Bali route will see a capacity increase of over 2,200 new seats. This caters to the ever-growing demand for this tropical escape.

A Jetstar Airbus A321neo climbs after takeoff.
Photo Credit: Jetstar

Top End to the World

Understanding the desire for international exploration, Jetstar leverages its Darwin to Bali route as a gateway to further destinations across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the UK.

Passengers can seamlessly connect to these destinations through Jetstar, Qantas, codeshare partners, and interline connections.

For those seeking to venture even further, a single connecting flight from Bali to Singapore unlocks access to Jetstar Asia’s (3K) network. This potentially extends the reach to 13 popular destinations like Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Okinawa.


The Northern Territory (NT) is a vast and sparsely populated territory in the north of Australia. It’s famous for its stunning natural landscapes, including:

  • Uluru (Ayers Rock),
  • Kata Tjuta (The Olgas),
  • Kakadu National Park, and
  • Litchfield National Park.

The territory also has a rich Aboriginal culture, with many indigenous art sites and tours available.

In terms of air travel, the Northern Territory is well-served by major domestic airlines such as Qantas, Virgin Australia, and Jetstar, as well as regional airlines such as Airnorth.

The main airports in the NT are Darwin International Airport (DRW), Alice Springs Airport (ASP), and Ayers Rock Airport (Connellan) (AYQ).

Here are some things to keep in mind when planning your air travel to the Northern Territory:

  • The best time to visit the NT is during the dry season, from May to October. This is when the weather is sunny and warm, and there are fewer mosquitoes.
  • If you are planning on visiting Uluru, you will need to fly into Ayers Rock Airport. This is a small airport with limited facilities, so be sure to book your flights and accommodation well in advance.
  • Be sure to pack for the weather. The NT can be very hot and humid, so pack light, loose-fitting clothing made from natural fibers. You will also need a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • If you are planning on doing any hiking or camping, be sure to pack appropriate footwear and clothing.

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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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