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New direct flights to Singapore, Bangkok and Phuket

  • Three new non-stop flights announced between
    Perth and Singapore, Bangkok, and Phuket
  • Jetstar announces new routes amid expansion of
    Western Australia’s aviation network to South East Asia
  • Jetstar will also establish Perth base of more
    than 60 pilots and four aircraft
  • New Singapore connection supported by the WA
    Government and Perth Airport

Western
Australia’s reputation as the Western Gateway to Australia has been
strengthened through the announcement of three new direct flights from South
East Asia to Perth.

Jetstar will significantly
expand its network in WA by adding non-stop flights between Singapore, Bangkok,
and Phuket to Perth beginning in late-2024.

The airline will also bolster its presence in WA by opening a Perth base
for more than 60 pilots and four aircraft, including the new Airbus A321neo LR,
with additional routes to be confirmed in the coming months.

The additional flights from South East Asia include WA’s key
international market of Singapore, providing an additional opportunity for
travellers from this region to visit Perth.

Singapore is WA’s second biggest market for visitors with 83,000
travellers heading to our State in the year ending June 2023.

The new connection with Singapore is supported by the WA Government and
will feed into Jetstar Asia’s extensive network of 13 destinations throughout
Asia, allowing even more visitors to travel to Perth.

Jetstar also announced a new non-stop route between Sydney
and Busselton Margaret River Airport last week, which will bring tens of
thousands of out-of-state visitors to WA’s South West.

For more information
visit jetstar.com.au.

Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti:

“We’re
very excited to see Jetstar investing in Perth with these three new direct
flights to Singapore, Bangkok, and Phuket, creating even more opportunities for
South East Asian travellers to come and visit our beautiful State.

“Creating
local jobs has always been a priority of our Government, so we also really
welcome the new Perth base that Jetstar will be establishing, which will
support more than 60 pilots.

“This is
a huge vote of confidence in the Western Gateway, and shows how popular and
lucrative the tourism sector is in Western Australia, with visitors spending a
massive $16.8 billion in the 2022-23 financial year.

“It’s
fantastic to support another direct flight to our important market of
Singapore, one of the biggest tourism markets for our State since we re-opened
our borders last year and I am excited to see what additional routes come
online when Jetstar’s Perth base is up and running.

“Direct
flights form a really important part of our tourism strategy, as they bring
more visitors into our State, inject valuable tourism dollars into our local
economy and of course, support local jobs and businesses.”