Townsville Airport and Townsville City Council are joining forces to lobby for a direct connection to Singapore’s Changi Airport – which recorded over 65 million passenger movements last year.

They say the direct flights to Singapore could begin as soon as 2020.

“Townsville has several economic ties to Singapore including the JCU campus and the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative,” Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said. 

“This route will also open Townsville up to further trade with Asia and benefit our education, tourism and hospitality industries.

“Council is always looking for ways to support and encourage economic growth in Townsville – a direct link to Singapore will create jobs for the region and boost our economy.”

Townsville Airport is undergoing an $80 million refurbishment as part of Project Alive.

Townsville push for direct Singapore flights