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Cuma, 12 Nisan 2024

Perth Airport Supports Growth of Asian Markets


Westralia Airports Corporation, the operator of Perth Airport, has  congratulated AirAsia on its announcement of increased services between Perth and Kuala Lumpur and  Perth and Bali.


From 1 August 2010, AirAsia will introduce an additional daily service  between Perth and Kuala Lumpur and from 1 June 2010, flights between Perth and Bali will  increase from two to three flights per day.  Perth Airport CEO Brad Geatches said “it is an exciting phase in low  cost air travel and the AirAsia group has an outstanding reputation for service, reliability and  value which has been embraced by the Western Australian market.  “The announcement of increased services by AirAsia provides an  outstanding opportunity for Western Australians to take advantage of low fares to Malaysia and  Indonesia and to use the expansive AirAsia group network to visit great holiday, shopping and  adventure travel destinations throughout south-east Asia and even on to London.”  “The increased services offered by AirAsia will also make Western  Australia a much more affordable destination for the hundreds of millions of people living in  destinations throughout Asia served by the AirAsia group.  AirAsia services the most extensive network in Asia with over 130 routes  covering over 65 destinations and in 2009 was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in  the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax.  Mr Geatches emphasised that the south-east Asian market was very  important to Perth Airport.  “It was just over two and a half years ago that Perth Airport began  discussions with AirAsia to bring the carrier to Western Australia and I am pleased that we have  been able to support the growth experienced in the south-east Asian market. AirAsia’s  announcement today highlights the strong economic and cultural ties which exist between  Western Australia and our Asian neighbours and confirms the value of our investment in this  market.”  Financial year to date, over 2.26 million passengers have travelled  through the International Terminal which represents a 14.5% increase on the same period last year.  In the 2009 calendar year, the number of Western Australians travelling to Indonesia  and Malaysia increased by 50% and 43% respectively, while the number of Malaysians  travelling to Perth increased by 50%.  Perth Airport has recently confirmed its plans for significant  investments to be undertaken at the International Terminal, forming part of the airport’s redevelopment  plans. The investments will see improved efficiencies for travellers with:  • An expanded baggage reclaim, quarantine inspection and  arrivals hall
        • Additional check-in counters
        • Additional aircraft boarding gates
        • A significant expansion of the departures lounge

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