Airlines are adding dozens of extra flights for the expected rush of festive-season family reunions in Western Australia, amid calls to ensure ticket prices are affordable.
- One-way tickets between WA and the east are costing as much as $2,000
- But Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia are all adding more direct services to Perth
- The airlines say these additional flights will ensure more affordable tickets
The reopening of WA’s border with Victoria and New South Wales from next Tuesday means travellers from those states can spend Christmas in the west without having to first complete 14 days’ mandatory quarantine.
But for those looking for immediate flights, it may not come cheap.
Strong demand and limited seat availability in the…