Australia’s only west coast capital city, Perth is a major destination for the nation’s airlines. A hub for both business and tourism, as well as a vital connection point to cities across the massive, but sparsely populated state of Western Australia (WA), Perth has become a major focus for airlines looking to make their mark in the trans-continental market.
Fighting to win market share, both Qantas and Virgin Australia have added further service from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, with bigger aircraft and enhanced inflight services. Each airline has also focused on intra-WA flights with connections to such places as Albany and Esperance to the south of Perth, Kalgoorlie to the east, and Geraldton, Karratha and Broome to the north.
Flight time between Perth and the three largest east coast capitals is between 4 and 5 hours, while jet service to the northern WA cities of Broome and Karratha take about 2 hours.
Offering some of the lowest fares for one-way and return airfares, Tigerair and Jetstar bring their mix of great service and low fares to Perth too.