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Airfares war gives Perth big bargains
Perth to Singapore return for under $300.

West Australian travellers are being spoilt for choice with cutthroat airfare wars between five major low-cost airlines.

Readily available fares start at $228 return for Perth to Bali, Perth-Singapore costs $256 return and Perth-Kuala Lumpur is $300 return with lower fares available during the seemingly endless sales.

Perth is served by five low-cost airlines - Jetstar, Tiger Airways, AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia and newcomer Scoot Airlines - who are locked in a bitter battle for passengers.

The latest entrant Scoot, which launched flights to Perth in December, has been a big hit with travellers with standard fares of $298 return to Singapore.

And Scoot and AirAsia X also have premium cabin options for more discerning travellers.

However, Singapore, Bali and Kuala Lumpur are just the start of the holiday options.

The AirAsia Group connects to 73 destinations throughout Asia, while Tiger Airways serves 40, Jetstar 29 and Scoot nine destinations.

And more travel options are on the way.

AirAsia X's new Thai subsidiary is due to launch services this year and connect Bangkok and Perth.

The airline has also announced that Bali will become a major hub for operations this year.

AirAsia X's premium flatbed seats cost $1040 return from Perth to Kuala Lumpur.

The flatbeds have universal power sockets, adjustable head-rests and built-in personal utilities such as privacy screen.

Premium-seat passengers enjoy complimentary products and services including selecting their own seat, priority check-in, priority boarding, priority baggage and 25kg baggage allowance and meal.

The airline also has a new quiet zone between rows seven to 14 directly behind premium class, which is reserved for passengers aged 12 and above on AirAsia X long-haul flights.

Hotels in Asia are also priced at bargain rates.

In Bali there are 1668 properties three-star and above, starting from $649 for seven nights on Booking. com next month.

Singapore has 320 hotels three-star and above starting at $1300 for seven nights. In Kuala Lumpur there are 332 properties with costs starting at $647 for seven nights.