LOMBOK, Indonesia, 13 June 2019: AirAsia launched flights between Lombok and Perth earlier this week offering a four-weekly service.
Airline officials called Lombok the ‘the new Bali’ claiming it is set to become a “thriving tourism destination for Australians.”
AirAsia Indonesia CEO Dendy Kurniawan said: “This flight realises the potential of our new Lombok hub, introducing healthy competition for the region and an additional option to much-loved Bali.”
AirAsia will further boost local tourism on the island of Lombok with post-earthquake recovery initiatives and new flights between Lombok and Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Yogyakarta and Bali, which are set to take off soon.
“We look forward to working with the local tourism authorities and airport operators to make this new route a success.”
Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown said the new service consolidates the AirAsia’s position in the Perth market by adding more than 74,000 seats annually.
Indonesia is Western Australia’s eighth largest visitor market and just last year welcomed 31,000 Indonesian visitors, injecting more than AUD56 million into the WA economy.
Fares between Perth and Lombok start at AUD99 one way.
AirAsia operates 25 flights per week between Perth, Australia and Indonesia, which includes Bali, and Lombok.
Flight Schedule for Perth, Australia (PER) to Lombok, Indonesia (LOP)