In mid August, low cost Indonesian carrier announced it was beginning flights to Perth in later October 2019. Citilink put out a schedule but at the time I noted tickets had not gone on sale and Perth Airport (never backwards in coming forwards about a new service) was rather quiet on the subject.
Which was prescient because almost as soon as Citilink began selling the flights, its website began listing every flight as full and a Citilink insider was quoted as saying they didn’t expect Perth flights to begin until 2020.
But jump forward a couple of months and Citilink is back in business on the Perth route.
Flights are starting on 8 November 2019 and they’re up and on sale on Citilink’s website. Note that Citilink’s website quotes USD rather than AUD. Fares seems to be starting from USD$116 one way. Entry level fares also appear to include 20kg of checked luggage.
Even with the markup when converting to USD, it looks like you can do a return trip for about AUD$300. It’s cheap enough to tempt me.
Citilink flies a fleet of A320s mostly around Indonesia. It has forty three A320-200s, eight A320neos, two 737-500s, and four ATR 72-600s. It has a handful of international services – to Penang, Cambodia, Kunming (China) and is one of the few airlines to fly into Dili.
Citilink will be operating its Perth flights using one of its A320s. Their A320s seat 180 passengers in a single class cabin in a 3×3 configuration across 31 rows.
The flight up to Denpasar keeps to really good schedule – a mid morning departure for a lunchtime arrival in Bali. The return flight runs over excretable hours – a middle of the night departure for a pre dawn arrival in Perth (okay if you need to go to work that day but even so, it would be a painful day at work)
The Citilink Denpasar – Perth – Denpasar timetable effective 8 November 2019 is as follows:
|Dep Denpasar (DPS)||QG542||Daily||01:00|
|Arr Perth (PER)||04:40|
|Dep Perth (PER)||QG543||Daily||09:40|
|Arr Denpasar (DPS)||13:30|
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