The Local Fare Scheme is an airfare discount of up to $400* for return air travel administered through participating airlines and local Councils from selected airports in Cape York and the Torres Strait.
The scheme aims to improve the standard of living in remote parts of Far North Queensland by reducing the cost of air travel to and from selected airports for eligible residents. Through financial assistance, the scheme allows eligible residents to move around more frequently, enabling social and recreational benefits that in turn will help boost the local economy.
Eligible residents are those who can demonstrate they have lived locally for a minimum of 3 years. To redeem the airfare discount, residents must apply for a Letter of Eligibility through their local Council. Airfares booked under the scheme must be booked through a local ticketing agent.
* 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.