- McGowan Government and Perth Airport working together to increase international aviation access to WA
- Part of Two-Year Action Plan to attract more visitors and boost WA's tourism industry
- Cements Perth's reputation as western gateway to Australia
The McGowan Labor Government has announced a $30 million partnership between Tourism Western Australia and Perth Airport to attract new airline routes into Perth, and grow its reputation as Australia's western gateway.
Known as 'Team Perth', the group regularly meets with airlines, shares information and seeks opportunities to grow aviation access to Western Australia.
Tourism Australia has also provided backing across a range of aviation initiatives and is supportive of the western gateway strategy.
Current opportunities being explored include increased capacity from China and new direct routes from Japan, India and Europe.
Aviation attraction is one of the key focuses of Tourism WA's Two-Year Action Plan, which aims to position the State as the western gateway to Australia, to help boost WA's local tourism industry and create WA jobs.
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said the combined funding contributions of $30 million would be used for destination marketing agreements with individual airlines to help drive demand for the new routes.
Read more via the media statement.