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Jetstar launches first direct service to Lombok
- Jetstar becomes the only airline to fly direct between Australia and Lombok
- More than 150 passengers were onboard the inaugural flight
- To celebrate the first flight Jetstar is offering sale fares starting from $129*
Jetstar’s inaugural Perth-Lombok flight took off this morning, marking the start of the only non-stop Australian service to the idyllic tourism destination.
Lombok is an Indonesian island located 150 kilometers east of Bali and is the fifth Indonesian destination in the Jetstar network.
Jetstar Chief Executive Officer David Hall said the newest addition to the airline’s Indonesian network was an exciting proposition for West Australian holiday makers.
“We have a proud track record of opening up new travel frontiers, having successfully grown from a small domestic Australian carrier to become the largest low fares airline in the Asia Pacific region,” Mr Hall said.
“Indonesia is the second most popular overseas destination for Australians with nearly one million tourists departing for Indonesia each year.
“As more holiday makers have the opportunity to experience Lombok, with its pristine beaches and natural attractions, we expect it will quickly become one of the most popular destinations in our network.
“Lombok is a beautiful part of South East Asia and we’re proud to make this vibrant destination more accessible for Australian travellers.”
Perth Airport Executive General Manager, Fiona Lander said the new service brings more choice for Western Australian travellers.
“We worked collaboratively with Jetstar to establish this new service, and we are delighted that Western Australians and Indonesians will have this exciting direct travel opportunity,” Ms Lander said.
Jetstar customers on the flight will be greeted upon arrival by Lombok transport and tourism officials.
The service will be operated by an Airbus A320, with four flights departing Perth each week on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The flight time is approximately three hours and 40 minutes.
To celebrate the launch of the first flight Jetstar will be selling special sales fares from $129 one-way* from now until Saturday 28 September to 1:59pm (AEST).
Sale fares are valid for travel between 5 November 2013 and 12 December 2013. To book visit www.jetstar.com
*Checked baggage not included. You can choose from 15kg to 40kg checked baggage for an additional $16.50-$45.00 per passenger per fare. Sale fares not available on all flights or days and conditions apply. Prices are based on payment by direct deposit/POLi, voucher or Jetstar MasterCard/Jetstar Platinum MasterCard for bookings through jetstar.com. For all other bookings, a Booking and Service Fee of $8.50 per passenger per fare applies.
The Jetstar Group is one of the Asia Pacific's largest low fares network by revenue.
It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand; Jetstar Asia in Singapore; Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam; Jetstar Japan; and, subject to regulatory approval, Jetstar Hong Kong.
Jetstar branded carriers operate more than 4,000 flights a week to more than 60 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 25 million passengers in financial year 2014.