Skytrans is proud to be a participating airline in the Queensland Government’s Local Fare Scheme.
The Local Fare Scheme is an airfare subsidy that aims to improve the standard of living of local residents in regional and remote Queensland communities by making air travel to neighbouring communities more affordable.
Eligible residents may receive a discount of up to $400 for return airfare bookings when travelling between select airports throughout the Torres Strait and Cape York regions.
Visit your local council and demonstrate (your local council will set requirements) that you currently live and have lived in a Local Fare Scheme region for at least the last 3 years. If approved, your council will issue you a Letter of Eligibility. Contact your local council for more information.
If you have lost your Letter of Eligibility contact your local council for a replacement.
Visit your local ticketing agent to buy your ticket.
Bookings can be made on behalf of family members if each family member has a Letter of Eligibility.
To access discounted flights through the Local Fare Scheme you must:
Turn up for the flight and present photo ID.
Depending on the type of fare you have booked you will need to contact your ticketing agent if you miss your flight or need to change it.
If you miss more than 2 flights within a 12 month period you may not be able to receive any further discounted flights.
* The Department of Transport and Main Roads has the ability to amend the discount, eligibility criteria and seat availability at any time throughout the trial.
Minimum fare payable is $99 each way plus booking fees. A maximum of $200 off per flight. Return bookings only. Other terms and conditions apply.
Selected Skytrans Local Ticketing Agents now offer online bookings. When making a booking through these agents it is no longer necessary to call Skytrans. To save time when making your next Local Fare Scheme booking ask your agent about online options.