Pacific Blue Airlines is to launch direct
flights from Perth to Phuket from 14 November 2009 as it continues
to expand both its domestic and international route network in and
out of Western Australia.
Pacific Blue will offer direct flights, twice a
week from Perth to the popular Thailand resort island of Phuket in
Thailand. Phuket is a favourite destination for travellers around the world, thanks to its
sensational food, affordable Thai style massages, amazing beaches,
relaxing retreats and wild nightlife.
The Perth-Phuket flights have a flying time of
around six and a half hours and the new services will launch just
in time for the peak December summer holiday period. They will
also provide a
new option for a long weekend escape, an extended honeymoon or
romantic rendezvous, a boys cheeky week/girls getaway or a family
Virgin Blue took the decision to direct one
of its modern Boeing 737-800 aircraft on to the route following
the recent trend for travellers to holiday in
destinations closer to home.
one-way “Tuk Tuk Off To Phuket” launch fare is on sale until midnight Wednesday 26 August 2009 and is for travel on
direct flights between Perth and Phuket from November 14 – 12
December 2009 and 26 January – 30 March 2010.
in fares for Perth-Phuket flights will start from A$399 one way on
Thailand will be Virgin Blue Group’s second
international destination from Perth following the airline’s foray
in to South East Asia late last year when it launched direct
flights from Perth to Bali which continue to trend ahead of
Perth Airport CEO Brad Geatches said,
“The introduction of Pacific Blue’s new service to
Phuket will be perfect for those looking to escape to
South-East Asia. This service offers more travel options
to Western Australians and highlights the popularity of
The new service between Perth and
Phuket will operate twice a week from Perth Airport’s
International Terminal. Outgoing flights depart Tuesdays
and Saturdays at 10.35am and incoming flights arrive
Wednesdays and Sundays at 9.45pm.
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