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‘The new Bali’: AirAsia unveils first direct flights from Perth to Lombok

Travellers who want to experience ‘the Bali of old’ will be able to four times a week after AirAsia revealed a new weekly flight schedule between Perth and Lombok.

The airline will fly to the island directly east of Bali on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from June 9, adding 77,000 seats to its Australian services every year.

AirAsia hopes Lombok will become the new Bali.Credit:Shutterstock

The new flight is a part of an Indonesian government push to create ’10 new Balis’ and boost tourism on the island that was devastated by last year’s earthquake.

AirAsia Indonesia chief executive Dendy Kurniawan said the company saw the potential of Lombok’s beaches, dive spots and mountain areas as a tourism drawcard.

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