The Shocking Reasons Australians Are Having To Pay More For Domestic Flights

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If you've noticed domestic flights are getting more expensive, you'd be right.

A new report shows Australian travellers are paying more for domestic flights due to less domestic seats being available.

A report by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics found there were at least 85,000 fewer seats available for domestic passengers in the year to March 2018 compared to two years before.

This is despite passenger numbers growing by 2.4 million over the same period.

Australian Airports Association CEO Caroline Wilkie on Friday said the trends were "deeply concerning". 

She said Jetstar and Qantas dominate about 90 per cent of the domestic airline profit pool which was a "real source of market power".

 

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