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Jetstar continues its investment in Perth with three new routes into Asia

The Qantas offshoot will also create a new base in Perth, with four new long-range aircraft and 60 pilots to call the state home.

Jetstar will connect Perth with three Asian cities popular with Australian travellers.

Jetstar will continue its recent investment into Western Australia by introducing three new nonstop international routes from Perth to Singapore, Bangkok and Phuket.

Taking off from late 2024, the routes will be supported by Jetstar launching a new base in the WA capital, with four aircraft including its new Airbus A321neo LR along with 60 pilots to call Perth home.

Services will also be timed to allow travellers to connect on Jetstar Asia services to 13 other Asian cities from its Singapore hub.

The new flights are being supported by the Western Australia Government and Tourism WA, with the routes building further on the recent introduction of a new domestic service from Sydney direct to Busselton in the Margaret River region.

The new routes provide a lower-cost option to boost arrival numbers.

Western Australia Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti said she was excited to see Jetstar investing in Perth and creating more opportunities for travellers from Southeast Asia to visit Perth and beyond.

“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,” Minister Saffioti said.

“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.”

Singapore was Western Australia’s second largest international source market in the year ending June 2023, with the state welcoming 83,000 travellers from the Lion City in that time.

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Written by: Matt Lennon
Published: 21 November 2023

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