Discount fares fall
DISCOUNT Economy airfares have fallen sharply in Australia in the past month, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE).
The bureau’s Discount Economy fare index dropped from 71.1 in Sep to 64.1 this month, though is still higher than the 61.6 recorded in Oct of last year.
BITRE’s Business class index dropped from 95.3 in Sep to 95.1 this month.
Business fares are still higher than the 93.9 of Oct 2016.