AirAsia will launch direct flights between Jakarta and Perth starting on June 2.
The airline will operate four weekly services using a 180-seat Airbus A320 providing 720 seats a week.
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Over 38,000 Indonesian visitors travelled to WA in 2019, spending an estimated $81 million in WA that year. Tickets for the flights between Jakarta and Perth are on sale from 1 pm today.
AirAsia also operates between Perth and Bali and Air Asia X between Perth and KL. The AirAsia Group is the largest low-cost airline in Asia.
Tourism Minister Roger Cook said “we have been very aggressive in pursuing direct international flights for Perth.
“We want to make it as easy as possible to get to WA for international tourists, business people and students. We also want to make it easier for Western Australians to travel and do business.
Mr Cook added that the new flight is “aimed at reaffirming Perth’s reputation as the Western Gateway to Australia so I am really pleased that AirAsia will be operating between Jakarta and Perth four times a week. We have now announced 13 direct flights to Perth since the international border reopened.
“Many of these are in the same or similar time zone to Perth such as Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Denpasar, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Jakarta. “It’s quicker to fly between Perth and Jakarta than it is from Perth to Sydney – and it’s only one-hour time difference.
“I strongly encourage Indonesians – particularly those with friends and family in our State – to take advantage of these fantastic new flights and visit your loved ones here in Western Australia.”
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