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Being able to travel easily to, and within Western Australia, is critical to the success and growth of our tourism industry.

At Tourism WA, it’s our job to work with Perth Airport, regional airports, airlines, governments and other industry partners to secure new routes or grow existing ones, to make Western Australia more accessible. We also work with our partners on affordable airfares to key tourism regional destinations, so that more people can travel to regional WA for a holiday. 

COVID-19 impacted aviation globally, and our current focus is helping to rebuild the State’s aviation network into and around WA, once it’s safe to do so. For more information on current travel restrictions visit wa.gov.au.

International aviation

We are working with our partners to secure the return of our existing airline partners, and attract new airlines and routes to stimulate growth in:

  • Our $12 billion tourism industry, which generates more than 100,000 jobs
  • Our $2 billion international student sector which supports around 10,000 jobs
  • Our exporters who rely on passenger flights for 83 per cent of all air freight exports

Affordable regional airfares

Given the size of the State, air travel into regional areas is important. Our job is to make leisure travel to WA’s key regional tourism areas easier and more affordable for people. 

We developed an affordable airfares program as part of our response to support the tourism industry in light of COVID-19.

The first release of discounted airfares between Perth and the Kimberley region in July 2020 sold out in record time. This was followed by a historic regional affordable airfare deal announced in October 2020 – with around 50,000 affordable airfares made available to Exmouth, Kununurra and Broome to support regional tourism over six to 12 months.

Last Reviewed: 2021-02-03