Perth flight prices spike after Western Australia border reopening
Australians planning to reunite with family and friends in Western Australia are set to be slugged thousands of dollars in flights once the border reopens next week.
Flights between Sydney and Perth will cost at least $1000 next week, while one trip with Qantas on December 9 – the day after the border reopens – will set travellers back more than $2000.
A return flight booked from Sydney on December 9 and leaving Perth on December 15, seen on the Qantas site on Wednesday morning, will cost upwards of $4000.
The average cost of a flight before the coronavirus pandemic and border closures was between $300 and $400.
Flights between Melbourne and Perth are also just as expensive, with the only direct trip on December 10 set to cost $1027.
The costly services also affect Virgin Australia…