Drop in­ter­na­tional flight push

Pilbara News - - Opinion - Tony Sti­gachello, Mil­lars Well

Re­gard­ing Qan­tas in dis­cus­sions with re­gional air­ports and coun­cils about re­duc­ing their air­port charges which may en­able fur­ther sav­ings to be passed on to res­i­dents.

So now the acid is on Peter Long and the Kar­ratha coun­cil.

Surely it would be a bet­ter out­come if we, as ratepay­ers, had a rev­enue-neu­tral po­si­tion from the air­port and sub­se­quently lower fares do­mes­ti­cally, than sub­si­dis­ing empty seats on a Sin­ga­porean flight that will fly no one any­where. Es­pe­cially so when one can al­ready book a flight to Sin­ga­pore via Perth for less than the flight to Perth.

We re­ally don’t need in­ter­na­tional flights to an ex­pen­sive is­land coun­try if we can’t travel within our own is­land coun­try.

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