SilkAir (MI, Singapore Changi) will become the first international carrier at Broome after it will launch flights to the Western Australian airport from Singapore Changi in June 2018.

The route will be operated as a result of a deal between the airline, the local business community, state-funded Tourism Western Australia and the airport. The Singapore Airlines subsidiary will operate four weekly flights. The airline will also promote tourist packages aimed at Singaporeans willing to visit Western Australia, the state Ministry of Tourism announced in a statement.

Located on the north-western coast of Australia, Broome is one of the cities in the country the closest to Singapore. Broome is a community of fewer than 15,000 inhabitants, but a popular tourist destination.

The state government hopes to attract more guests from Singapore. During the last fiscal year, 106,000 Singaporeans visited Western Australia and spent AUD259 million (USD197 million) during their stay, the local Ministry of Tourism has revealed.

Currently, Broome receives only domestic services with the most popular being the route to Perth Int'l, served in total 39x weekly by Qantas (QF, Sydney Kingsford Smith) and Virgin Australia (VA, Brisbane Int'l), according to the ch-aviation capacity module.

Broome will become the third Australian airport served by SilkAir, after Cairns and Darwin.