The Northern Territory city of Darwin will be getting an extra three flights a week from Melbourne.

Australian airline Qantas has launched a new direct internal service linking the Victoria city of Melbourne with Darwin in the country’s Northern Territory.

The Qantas Cityflyer service got underway yesterday (May 17th) and is due to operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Furthermore, from October onwards, a fourth service will be offered on Mondays, making it easier for Brits to explore various cities down under.

Malarndirri McCarthy, Northern Territories tourism minister, estimates that there are now 20 flights to Darwin from Melbourne each week.

“This service will support the Territory’s peak tourist season and offers Victorians an average of 3,700 inbound seats,” he said.

Around 70 per cent of those catching flights from Melbourne to Darwin stay in the city itself, but many are tempted by the various outback attractions in the region, including the historic landmark of Uluru.

Those looking to catch internal flights during their Australian holiday can choose from 59 domestic destinations with Qantas.

Written by Erin Marshall

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