City of Karratha

Cheaper airfares for City of Karratha community

20 Aug 2019

City of Karratha residents will have access to cheaper airfares thanks to lobbying by the Council and Qantas expanding their resident discounted fares program.

Today Qantas announced Karratha would be among the first destinations in regional Australia to benefit from the discounted fares program.

From 20 August, Qantas will cap the maximum airfare City of Karratha residents will pay to fly to Perth at approximately $400 each way when booking a return fare.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said Council recognised access to affordable airfares was a key priority for the community.

“Council understands that access to affordable airfares is important to the community to visit family and friends at short notice, such as for funerals and attend medical appointments,” Cr Long said.

“Qantas capping the maximum fare for residents to fly to Perth during peak travel periods and at short notice is a great outcome for the community and a direct result of Council’s ongoing advocacy in this space.

“This agreement has been two years in the making and we are pleased to have worked with Qantas to further enhance the liveability of the City of Karratha.

“Council has been working hard to facilitate the provision of more travel options for our community and will waive airport landing fees as part of the agreement.

“We remain committed to growing travel options from Karratha Airport and hope these cheaper flights and our new inter-regional flights network between the Pilbara and Kimberley will benefit residents.”

The capped maximum airfare for City of Karratha residents will be available through Qantas’ resident fares program via qantas.com/residentfares

The City of Karratha continues to work with the State Government and all carriers to reduce the costs of flights in the region.