Saturday, October 27, 2018

Air India Likely To Be The Chosen Carrier For Non-Stop Flight To Perth

Hon. Paul Papalia CSC, MLA, Minister of Tourism, Western Australia was in India to discuss possibility of direct non-stop flights to Perth with Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha.

The idea is to start direct flights, initially, four times a week from either of the four metropolitan cities – Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. In a media interaction, the Minister of Tourism stated that India is already a fast growing market for Western Australia with the number of visitors increasing by 38 per cent from the year ending December 2015 to the same period in 2017. “Perth is on the doorstep of Asia and is fast establishing itself as a thriving airline hub. There are many reasons for Indian airlines to consider Perth as a destination for non-stop entry into Australia. With India and Western Australia sharing an ocean, Perth is the only major Australian city within eight to 10 hours from key Indian airports, making the journey convenient and comfortable,” he said.

With a focus on building awareness about Western Australia in India and develop cross cultural and travel trade ties between the two countries, the Minister informed, “We have appointed a tourism specialist to represent the sector in Mumbai office who would support the trade and students market significantly. We will also be launching a marketing campaign and have invested $300,000 AUD.”
26/10/18 Business World