Darwin will this month take a step towards being an aviation hub for Australia.
Minister for business David Tollner on Wednesday (May 29) announced several new airline services for the city, claiming that they will be “good for business, good for tourism and good for supporting major projects coming on line in the Top End”.
The new links include a daily service from Manila to Darwin from Philippine Airlines, a fourth weekly service between Darwin and Townsville from Airnorth, and resumed flights from Bali four times a week with AirAsia.
“The importance of being able to offer connections by air to and from the Territory should not be underestimated,” Mr Tollner said.
An $8 million boost for tourism in the Territory was announced earlier this month (May 14) which will aim to further advance the industry.
Tourism brings in revenue and job opportunities, creating growth in population and housing in the area which is why investments and improvements in tourism are vital for the health of the Territory.
Owners of apartments in Darwin and other shorter term accommodation options might benefit from tourists looking to stay in the city, and residents may expect to see great numbers of tourists in the area, and conversely, will have more travel opportunities available to them.