Citilink to launch Denpasar-Perth service next month

Photo of a Citilink airplane for illustration purpose only. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo of a Citilink airplane for illustration purpose only. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Low cost carrier Citilink announced the launch of a new route yesterday, which will connect Denpasar and Perth starting Nov. 8, as the company hopes to attract even more foreign tourists to visit the Island of the Gods. 

“Citilink hopes to launch more international routes in the future, including routes that will connect more regions in the country to other cities in Australia,” Citilink president director, Juliandra Nurtjahjo, said in a statement. 

Citilink, a subsidiary of national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, will be operating the Denpasar-Perth route daily with an Airbus A320 aircraft, which has a capacity of 180 passengers. 

Citing data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the airline said there are more than 118,000 Australian tourists visiting Bali so far in 2019, showcasing nearly 14 percent increase compared to the same period last year. 

There has been an increasing number of airlines offering routes to and from Denpasar recently, including a Denpasar-Amsterdam, Netherlands service from Garuda Indonesia that was launched last month, as well as Denpasar – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam service from Vietnam Airlines that was launched this past week. 

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