Qantas to cap Port Hedland, Paraburdoo airfares

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
A Qantas plane at Perth Airport.
Camera IconA Qantas plane at Perth Airport. Credit: The West Australian, Geoffrey Thomas

Flights from Port Hedland and Paraburdoo are set to become more affordable, with Qantas today announcing the expansion of their discounted fares program to cap fares to $400 each way to travel to Perth.

The expansion of the program will see residents in the two Pilbara towns pay a maximum of $400 one-way.

They will join the likes of Karratha and Newman which were originally handed the discount in August.

Qantas Domestic chief executive Andrew David said the extension to all eligible towns demonstrated the airlines' commitment to the regions.

“In the towns that have already had bigger discounts, we have seen a 40 per cent increase in residents accessing the discounted fares with the vast majority paying less than $400,” he said.

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“On average, residents are paying less than $300 one way to their nearest capital city.”

For more, see week’s next edition of the North West Telegraph.

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