Up to 27,500 seats per week will now be made available to Australian and Indonesian airlines operating between both countries, after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on July 1.
Representing an 86 per cent increase on capacity on existing levels, the agreement covers 25,000 seats per week for airlines of either nation flying to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, and an additional 2500 seats if those airlines make a stopover flight at an Australian regional international airport. Codesharing will also be permitted between participating airlines.
“In the 12 months to April this year, more than 1.8 million people travelled between Australia and Indonesia. The…market has been growing at an average of 32 per cent every year over the past three years,” Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese said in a statement.
“It is important that our aviation services keep up with the strong growth in demand for travel between our two nations,” he added.