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Jetstar Asia to connect Broome with Singapore

written by Jake Nelson | April 2, 2024

Jetstar Asia aircraft at Singapore Airport. (Image: Jetstar)

Jetstar Asia (3K) is creating a new international connection for Broome with a seasonal service to Singapore.

The new route, to commence 25 June and operate twice return per week for the Kimberley’s dry season, will make Jetstar Asia the only carrier operating scheduled international passenger flights out of Broome. After it concludes for the year on 26 October, the service will resume next April.

“This new route, combined with our low fares, underscores our commitment to providing customers with a diverse range of destinations and incredible travel experiences,” said Jetstar Asia CEO John Simeone.

“I want to thank the Western Australian Government and Broome International Airport for their ongoing support and collaboration to make this happen.”

Broome Airport previously saw a limited number of SilkAir charter services to Singapore in 2018-19. Craig Shaw, CEO of Broome International Airport, said the city and the broader Kimberley region are always looking for new international services.


“International connections to Broome as ‘The Gateway to the Kimberley Region’ have been a long-held ambition for the local tourism industry and the airport, and we are extremely pleased that Jetstar Asia recognises the region’s desirability as a visitor destination,” he said.

“This connectivity also brings Broome closer to the rest of the world, providing fantastic holiday and travel options for residents of the North West looking to save time and money by flying direct to Singapore, and then to any number of onward destinations.”

The WA Government has hailed the Jetstar Asia announcement as opening up an “entirely new gateway” for the state, with Deputy Premier and Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti saying it is a “significant leap forward” for Western Australian aviation.

“This Singapore to Broome service presents an incredible opportunity to turbocharge international visitor numbers to Australia’s North West, and inject millions into the region’s accommodation, hospitality and tourism businesses,” she said.

“It will also provide a new international entry point into Western Australia and offer many more itinerary options for overseas visitors from around the world, through Singapore’s Changi Airport as a major global hub, to help transform how visitors explore our magnificent state.”

Jetstar Australia (JQ) announced in November it would launch direct services from Perth to Singapore later this year, alongside two other Asian services from Perth to Phuket and Bangkok.

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