Perth to Lombok : New AirAsia Route Was Opened so West Nusa Tenggara or Lombok tourism gets a particularly strong and especially for tourist flows coming from Australia. After many years the Australia-Lombok flight route was closed, now it has begun to be opened again. AirAsia became the first airline to open this route after the Jetstar airline closed.
Governor of West Nusa Tenggara, Dr. Zulkieflimansyah, said the cooperation between the West Nusa Tenggara Provincial Government and AirAsia had produced something that would arouse tourism. Real proof of cooperation, flight tickets from Perth Australia to Lombok can be booked starting Thursday 14 March 2019.
Furthermore Zulkieflimansyah said when signing a Memorandum of Understanding with PT. Indonesia AirAsia, Thursday (03/14).
Hopefully with the increasing number of airline fleets, routes and flight frequencies, it will reduce ticket prices. And in the end there will be more and more domestic and foreign tourists returning to West Nusa Tenggara
The signing of the memorandum of understanding was a concrete follow-up of the two previous meetings. After the signing of the MoU, AirAsia was confirmed to increase the direct flight route for Perth (Australia) – Lombok by placing two planes at Lombok International Airport (BIL).
In addition, AirAsia also increases the flight frequency of Kuala Lumpur-Lombok to more than twice a day. “This is a quick effort and acceleration to revive and revive the West Nusa Tenggara economy post-disaster from the tourism sector. Cooperation in increasing domestic and international flight routes, especially direct flight, with AirAsia will be very helpful in increasing visits of local and foreign tourists to Lombok and Sumbawa, “he said.
On the occasion, the governor also hopes that AirAsia’s support will be held by the MotoGP race on the Mandalika circuit in 2021. “Lombok will host the MotoGP race in 2021, and the contract will run for 3 years or 3 race seasons. Currently we are also building international class highway circuits for MotoGP races. “We hope that AirAsia’s wide network in the global scope will help in socializing and introducing the Mandalika Circuit ahead of MotoGP,” said the governor.
The construction of the circuit and mat of the MotoGP race in Lombok, according to the governor, will be able to absorb up to 7 thousand people. While the number of viewers is estimated to reach 300 thousand from domestic and foreign countries. “It becomes a potential for airlines such as AirAsia to take part in the passenger flight cake to Lombok,” he added.
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Director of PT Indonesia Air Asia, Dendy Kurniawan, said that the collaboration that was built at this time was a new history for AirAsia Indonesia. Bearing in mind, the first time a governor came and signed aviation cooperation. “We feel proud and honored because this is the first time our office has been visited by the governor and at the same time signed a partnership. And we agreed to support the economic revival of West Nusa Tenggara after the last earthquake, through the tourism sector and of course our capacity as an airline in carrying out flights to West Nusa Tenggara, “said Dendy.
Dendy also stressed that in the near future there will be placing two Air Asia planes in Lombok to serve the new direct flight route Perth – Lombok. Then the addition of new frequency Kuala Lumpur – Lombok. Furthermore, it will also open new Yogyakarta and Bali routes in the middle of this year.
Regarding the governor’s request that AirAsia help socialize the Mandalika circuit, Dendy responded positively. It is confirmed, 97 million databases of the Global Air Asia network will be mobilized to help disseminate the Mandalika Lombok MotoGP Circuit. “We strongly support the promotion of the MotoGP circuit in Lombok,” he said.
For information, the MotoGP race in Indonesia was held for the first time at the Sentul Bogor West Java Circuit in 1997. 24 years later, it will be held again in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
So, hopeful it AirAsia route from perth to Lombok will be a convenience for those of you who visit Lombok from Australia, especially for those of you who want to visit tourist attractions in Lombok such as Mount Rinjani, Kuta Mandalika, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air or for those of you who want to visit Lombok before visiting Komodo Island passes the boat path from Lombok