WELCOME TO A BEAUTIFUL LOMBOK ISLAND PARADISE
To celebrate the launch of the new service, Jetstar will be offering special sale fares of $119* one way from Perth to Lombok.
Jetstar Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive Officer David Hall said he was excited to introduce Lombok as the airline’s 15th international destination.
“As we enter our 10th year of flying, we are delighted to be the first carrier to introduce non-stop services from Australia to Lombok,” Mr Hall said.
“The size and scale of Jetstar allows us to open new routes and provide opportunities for more people to travel more often.
“Increasing our presence in South East Asia builds on our strategy to be the low fares leader in the region.”
Lombok is a small island located 1600 kilometres north-west of Darwin offering a mix of accommodation and activities for the leisure market and is described as reminiscent of Bali in the 1990s.
Jetstar will operate four flights each week to the island and Mr Hall said Lombok would become a popular choice for Australians wanting a relaxing holiday destination.
“We know from our experience that the introduction of a low fares carrier helps create new market demand and has a positive impact on the tourism sector,” he said.
“Lombok is the 62nd port for the Jetstar Group and this new route launch demonstrates our determination to provide more low fares to more destinations than ever before.”
The new service will be operated by an Airbus A320, flying on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday with a flight time of around three hours and 40 minutes. Jetstar’s lead-in fare for the route starts at $179.
Sale fares start at $119* and will be available from 12pm AEST Monday 17 June until 0159am AEST Thursday 20 June (unless sold out prior) and are valid for travel between Tuesday 15 October and Tuesday 3 December 2013 and Tuesday 4 February to Thursday 27 March 2014.
Lombok International Dance festival is in its 8th year, and will be held over 2 days at the Senggigi Venue of Santosa Villas & Resort, who are also major sponsors of the Lombok International Dance Festival.
Marcel De Rijk President Director of Puri Mas Boutique Resorts & Spa – primary sponsors of the event.
Marcel is President of IDA-International Dance Asia and WDO-World Dance Organisation.
This event will be held under the auspices of these organisations.
IDA representing Ballroom and Latin Dance and WDO representing Artistic & Freestyle Dance.
The Dance Festival is also supported by the following Indonesian organisations – IODI, IDI, and InCBD
As in the past, Marcel is bringing a wonderful display couple to Lombok to perform dance shows. This year spectators will be wowed by World Champions in Classic Show Dance Ivan Kyrlov & Nataliya Smirnova from Moscow Russia.
Lombok will also have its own display of talent with Saturday’s Traditional Dance performances in the morning, followed by Artistic & Freestyle taking place in the afternoon.
It is thrilling to know that more than 20 couples from Lombok, will perform Latin dance, synchronic dance, and line dance in front of a fabulous international line up of Judges from all over the world.
These dance students aged from 6 years and upwards are part of a fantastic social program specialising in dance for young people.
The social dance program is funded by “Friends of Puri Mas” – namely the guests who are staying in Puri Mas Resort, and backed by Mr. Marcel De Rijk and the Lombok International School of Dance.
Marcel is a renowned international dance teacher and adjudicator who is passing on his skills by training these young people not only in the wonders and ways of dance, but through dance, they are learning confidence, balance, co ordination, discipline, timing, sharing and friendship which gives them a tremendous boost in life, school and a more positive future.
More than 16 countries will take part in the Ballroom & Latin categories naming a few – Australia, Italy, UK, Russia and Holland as well as the Asian countries such as Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and of course Indonesia.
Guest of Honour.
The Organisers are also anticipating that the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Ms. Mari Elka Pangestu will attend with her family to present awards and prizes to the competitors as she did last year.