Qantas to offer discounted regional fares in Western Australia and Queensland

Australia’s Qantas is to offer return flight discounts of up to 30 per cent for people in Western Australian regional centres.
The discounted fares will be available to residents in Broome, Karratha, Kalgoorlie, Newman, Paraburdoo and Port Hedland from November 2017.

WA premier Mark McGowan said: "This is a positive first step and the government strongly encourages other airlines to follow suit.
 
"The city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder also has offered further discounts to passengers travelling out of its airport and there is now an opportunity for other regional councils to come to the table and put in place similar arrangements."
 
WA Tourism minister Paul Papalia said: "The high cost of airfares in regional WA has plagued regional tourism operators and small businesses for many years.
 
"It has created a roadblock to tourism opportunities and prevented people from Perth, interstate and overseas from accessing all our State has to offer."
 
The discounted fare scheme will also be implemented on certain Queensland routes including Mount Isa for travel to Townsville and Brisbane and Cloncurry for flights to Townsville.

Qantas to offer discounted regional fares in Western Australia and Queensland

Australia’s Qantas is to offer return flight discounts of up to 30 per cent for people in Western Australian regional centres.
The discounted fares will be available to residents in Broome, Karratha, Kalgoorlie, Newman, Paraburdoo and Port Hedland from November 2017.

WA premier Mark McGowan said: "This is a positive first step and the government strongly encourages other airlines to follow suit.
 
"The city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder also has offered further discounts to passengers travelling out of its airport and there is now an opportunity for other regional councils to come to the table and put in place similar arrangements."
 
WA Tourism minister Paul Papalia said: "The high cost of airfares in regional WA has plagued regional tourism operators and small businesses for many years.
 
"It has created a roadblock to tourism opportunities and prevented people from Perth, interstate and overseas from accessing all our State has to offer."
 
The discounted fare scheme will also be implemented on certain Queensland routes including Mount Isa for travel to Townsville and Brisbane and Cloncurry for flights to Townsville.