The scheme allows residents of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to access a variable discount of up to 30% off the Qantas-controlled component fares from Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport to Perth.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council is passing on additional discounts by waiving passenger service charges on eligible fares, meaning more savings for residents to help make air travel more accessible.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the City was thrilled to see Qantas’ commitment to the scheme become a reality.
“This is a simple, easy to use system, which means Kalgoorlie-Boulder residents can quickly and easily access discounted fares through a simple log-in, which is linked to their Qantas Frequent Flyer account,” he said.
“Qantas have also made sign up to their frequent flyer program free, so there is nothing to stop all residents taking advantage of these discounted return fares.
“It really is very easy to use the system, which gives residents a full breakdown of the fare and the discount they receive when they make their booking. I logged on to trial the system, and for a return flight this weekend the program gave a discount of $165, so you can see the real cash benefits from the arrangement.
“Whilst this doesn’t solve the ongoing issue of the high cost of flights in regional Western Australia, it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
“Although this is currently only a 12 month trial, the City is committed to working with the airlines to secure discounted flights for local residents into the future.”
The discount scheme allows Kalgoorlie-Boulder residents up to four return fares from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Perth per resident. Residents can book their discounted fares from 10am today at www.qantas.com/residentfares
or visit a local travel agent.