AirAsia (Indonesia) is doubling its capacity between Bali and Perth, Western Australia, by adding a second daily frequency.
The new service is scheduled to commence on August 19, 2009, with an inaugural flight set for July 17th.
To draw attention to the new Australia service, AirAsia launched special fares available on line until July 12, 2009, for only Rp. 299,000 (AU$99) for Bali-Perth fares that were completely sold out shortly after their launch.
Perth is the first Australian destination to be served by AirAsia (Indonesia) and is the 4th international route operated from the airline's Bali hub after Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore.
Kathleen Tan, Regional Head of Commercial, AirAsia Group says: "Bali-Perth has always been on our network radar as we are confident this route will perform well. Bali is a highly popular and desired destination amongst Australians and Perth is underserved with steep airfares. The overwhelming response with seats snapped up in 3 hours on AirAsia.com when we opened for sale last May, took us by surprise. This huge response clearly demonstrates a latent demand for this connection. Likewise, there is a strong Indonesian community residing and pursuing studies in Western Australia. Our loads for forthcoming 3 months are running high past 90% and we feel it is timely to add a 2nd frequency. We stay true to our brand promise and are committed to offer the lowest fares and value to our guests."
The new route will be served by AirAsia’s brand new Airbus A320 aircraft.
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