Price cap for regional airfares

Regional residents are set to benefit from a deal that will see flight prices to and from Perth capped.

Regional residents will have access to capped flight prices under a deal the McGowan government has made with major airlines.

From July 1, regional residents departing an airport within 1000km driving distance from Perth are able to access capped airfares at no more than $199 for one-way flights both ways.

Regional residents departing more than 1000km from Perth can expect to pay a capped price of no more than $299 one-way.

This includes Broome, Karratha, Newman, Port Hedland, Exmouth, Kununurra and Paraburdoo.

Mr McGowan announced the airfare cap today with the Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.

“We have allocated $19.8 million to provide a cap on airfares to and from Perth for the next three years,” the Premier says.

“This will make a huge difference for those residents needing to travel to and from Perth – whether that be for medical or personal appointments or to visit family and friends.”

The new scheme is a partnership between the State Government and five airlines: Airnorth, Qantas, Rex Airlines, Skippers Aviation and Virgin.

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