Qantas removes change fee for regional Australia residents

    Qantas removed (26-Jun-2019) the AUD99 (USD69) change fee for return bookings made through its discounted fares programme, to provide regional residents with greater flexibility and further savings, effective 27-Jun-2019. Qantas Domestic CEO Andrew David stated: “There are some fundamental realities about the costs of operating regional services that we can’t change, but we’ll continue to listen and respond to community feedback”. Qantas launched its community fares programme in Nov-2017 in response to community feedback around the cost of air travel in selected regional cities.