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Tuesday March 29 2022 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA JETSETTERS looking to travel to the Top End are now able to access more flights as part of a new flight service connecting Townsville and Darwin. The Qantas service began on Monday and involves three additional weekly services between the two northern Australian hubs. The new services kick-off was welcomed by Townsville Airport general manager Brendan Cook. This route caters well to business and government travellers, as well as holiday-makers seeking a convenient interstate getaway, Mr Cook said. We expect these flights will be popular as we come into the dry season in both locations. Townsville and Darwin are both major northern Australian hubs, and Darwin is a base for bucket list destinations like Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Park. There are now connections between the cities six days a week. Last month, Townsville Airport passenger numbers reached 68 per cent of usual capacity, up from 55 per cent of pre-Covid numbers in January. Flights boost for Territory Trio tried to save man A HEROIC attempt to save a drowning man has ended in tragedy as a family mourns the death of a 64-year-old man. Northern Territory Police confirmed a man was unable to be revived after falling into the water from Stokes Hill Wharf on Saturday night. Police commended three teenage boys for their bravery after diving in after the 64year-old man in an attempt to save him. Superintendent Shaun Gill said the man was with friends when he fell into the water around 8.30pm on Saturday night. St John NT operations manager Craig Garraway said the mans body was found floating in the water, with police reporting the group of teenagers took immediate action to help. The actions of these young men can only be described as heroic, Supt Gill said. Three young men jumping into the water to assist the man. They are a credit to themselves and their families. Supt Gill said the man was brought to the boat ramp for first aid, but he was unable to be revived. He said the three boys continued to render assistance to NT Police, St John and the Territory Response Group. This tragic incident will have lasting impacts on the mans family, witnesses and those who tried to help, Supt Gill said. He said police had reviewed CCTV and confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances. A family friend of one of the boys said they acted valiantly to try and save the older man. They didnt give up on him, Kathy Zaf wrote on Facebook. They held his head out of the water until the rescue services got there. (It was) very brave of them. Other Darwin residents have echoed the polices praise of the young attempted rescuers, calling the teens heroes. I am sorry it wasnt a good result and my condolences to the mans family but those boys are heroes, Michelle Gordon wrote. Good to see the NT spirit is still there in some youth, tragic outcome but heroic actions, Aster Nancarrow said. Although its a tragic circumstance, I am sure that your parents are very proud of you all, Tracy Butterworth wrote. Many shared their heartfelt grief for the deceased man and his family, and acknowledged the trauma the teenagers would have experienced. Police have used the incident to remind everyone to be aware of safety issues at the popular Darwin Waterfront location. Stokes Hill Wharf is a popular fishing and entertainment location but it is also a working wharf and the public should always be aware of the inherent risks, Supt Gill said. Many residents also highlighted their own safety concerns following the death at the wharf. The wharf needs railings all around for safety purposes anyway. For everyones safety, Anthony Patsalou wrote. A file will be prepared for the Coroner. Zizi Averill, Floss Adams Singapore Airlines will return to the Top End with a regular flight to Darwin. SINGAPORE Airlines will reinstate its first regularly scheduled passenger fight to Darwin for the first time in 23 years. The last time the service was active was in March 1999. Flight SQ251 will land in Darwin from Singapore on Tuesday at 2.45pm, containing an unknown number of passengers A water cannon salute will celebrate the arrival of the flight. Singapore Airlines regional manager (public affairs and government relations) Karl Schubert said the service was replacing the Silk Air flights that were stopped when Covid struck. Weve undertaken a significant transformation program part of which involved folding Silk into Singapore Airlines brand, he said. Ultimately its going to be a slow build. Its going to be a long path to recovery and were here for the long haul. Its a great opportunity to grow demand and Darwins a fabulous destination and a fantastic launch pad for Nitmiluk Reserve, Kakadu or Uluru. Were not going to recoup the millions of dollars in losses in one flight, it will take time. After Tuesdays flight the service will switch to once a week on Saturdays, with two Thursday flights in April. A decision on increasing flights will be made in early May. CAMDEN SMITH Airline reinstates Darwin route after 23 years SUN 10 APRIL 2022 One Aussie native starter plant redeemable with an original token from the hard copy of; the Sunday Territorian ($3.50) on 10/04/22. Redeemable in-store at Bunnings warehouse nursery retailers in NT. Strictly while stocks last. Native tube stock may vary. Tube stock cannot be returned or credited. Tokens cannot be redeemed for cash. One Aussie native starter plant per person and per token. For more information visit plantatreeday.com.au We all want a greener future for our families. So when you purchase the Sunday Territorian on April 10, you get a token to redeem a BONUS Aussie native shrub or tree from your local Bunnings store. While stocks last. Buy the paper on Sunday 10 April and collect your token for a BONUS Aussie Native! One Aussie native starter plant redeemable with an original token from the hard copy of; the Sunday Territorian ($3.50) on 10/04/22. Redeemable in-store at Bunnings warehouse nursery retailers in NT. Strictly while stocks last. Native tube stock may vary. Tube stock cannot be returned or credited. Tokens cannot be redeemed for cash. One Aussie native starter plant per person and per token. For more information visit plantatreeday.com.au Image is an example only, plants will vary store by store.