Published on : Friday, May 18, 2018
A deal between Qantas Airlines and the state government will see flights from Perth to Broome cost less than $200. It is saving of more than $200 for a return trip.
The special weekend fares will be available at $199 one-way during high season and $179 during low season in a one-year trial the government hopes will increase visitors to the holiday town.
Qantas will offer the discounted weekend fares on its A320 aircraft on the Perth-Broome route operating once a day, from Friday through to Sunday.
The cheaper tickets will be made possible by using a larger aircraft on the route, taking advantage of spare flying time on weekends and support from the WA government.
Qantas group executive of government, industry and internal affairs Andrew Parker said the airline would review the uptake and effectiveness after the 12 month trial. Tourism Minister Paul Pappalia said the deal would see 29,400 discounted seats available over the year.
Earlier this month Qantas released figures via a Deloitte Access Economics study they said showed the airline had facilitated almost $4 billion in tourism spending in regional Australia, supporting an additional 36,000 jobs.
QantasLink CEO John Gissing said the carrier was proud to play a role in supporting regional communities and encouraging travellers to discover more of Australia.