Cost of regional airfares – whose responsibility is it?

Whilst the blame game for the price of regional airfares continues between major airlines (Qantas and Virgin) and Australian Airports Association (AAA), business and leisure visitors to regional areas continue to pay the price.

Whilst issues include rising fuel prices, varied airport ownership and management structures, city versus regional scheduling, airline shareholder expectations and overseas competition, the question still remains why it is often more expensive to fly between Brisbane and Rockhampton than a capital city and an overseas destination.

Read more from the Australian Airports Association – Stop the regional airfares ripoff

Read more from Qantas and Virgin Groups – A monopolist never changes its spots

Read more from TEQ about aviation development and attraction over the years

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