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Sunday 4 June 2023

New direct air link between Perth and Jakarta

There is now a way to travel directly between Perth and the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

Indonesia AirAsia earlier this week celebrated its maiden flights on the Jakarta-Perth route with AirAsia the only airline flying direct between the two cities post pandemic.

The direct service will run four times a week initially, delivering over 1,400 visitor seats weekly through Perth and Jakarta Airports, with plans to grow in line with demand.

Fares start from $179 one way.

“This is the first time Indonesia AirAsia has ever flown on this route," said Eddy Krismeidi Sumawilaga, Head of Indonesia Affairs and Policy of Indonesia AirAsia. "Demand for our inaugural flights has been very encouraging.

"We foresee this new Jakarta-Perth route will also be very popular for leisure travellers wanting to see more of Indonesia and for Indonesians wanting to visit Perth for business, leisure, studying and visiting friends and family.

"This new route also enables Australians to fly from Jakarta to many incredibly popular tourist destinations, including Borobudur in Java, Danau Toba in Sumatera, Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, Likupang in Sulawesi and Mandalika in Lombok."

Roger Cook, Wester Australia's tourism minister, said: "The inaugural flights are an important step forward in strengthening our valued relationship between these two neighbouring tourism destinations.

"AirAsia is an important airline partner and Indonesia is a significant visitor market for Western Australia, representing our 10th-largest international market by number of visitors in 2022."

The flights between Jakarta and Perth will use A320 aircraft with 180 seats capacity. The flight duration is 4.5 hours.

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