Deputy Premier of Western Australia and
Tourism Minister Roger Cook on Tuesday 21 March said discussions are happening
with Air India, Vistara and IndiGo on starting direct flights between India and
The Western Australia government and Perth
airport are discussing the possibilities of what can be offered to Indian
carriers, he said at a media briefing here. The tourism market of Western Australia is booming, Cook
added Though the airports in South Indian cities
like Tiruvananthapuram Cochin, Madurai Thiruchirapalli and Chennai are close to
Perth, the civil aviation ministry had in the past rejected proposals of
international airlines to land at these airports according to aviation experts.
Delhi and Mumbai airports are the favorite destinations
of the Ministry and 90 per cent of the international flights operate out of
these two airports. India is one of the largest tourism markets
for Western Australia, which also has a substantial Indian diaspora.