International flights up

PERTH Airport has announced an increase in international flights to allow more overseas travellers to fly into Perth this summer.

The increased services include: three extra flights a week from Dubai; three flights/week from Singapore; two extra flights/week from Johannesburg; two extra flights/week from Kuala Lumpur; and one additional weekly flight from Jakarta.

Perth Airport chief executive Graham Muir said the announcement of additional flights showed that demand for travel had recovered from SARS and other recent world events.

“People are starting to fly again. Although we recorded a 2 per cent drop in the number of international passengers for 2002-03, September figures are now showing a return to growth,” he said.

Mr Muir said the increased capacity would provide the basis for growth from all international sectors for the rest of the financial year.

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