Australia’s top 3 most expensive air routes are serviced solely by Qantas, according to data released by the Australian government’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics in early 2013.
The data showed that the most expensive Australian route, according to fare per km, was Qantas’ flight from Bundaberg to Brisbane in Queensland with an average fare of AU$517 (about USD $435) for 286 km or $1.5 per km.
The next 2 most expensive routes were Devonport to Melbourne and Armidale to Sydney.
The cheapest air route was Darwin to Melbourne, serviced by Jetstar (Qantas’ low cost subsidiary) and Virgin Australia, with average fare rates of 13 cents per km.
Brisbane to Darwin and Darwin to Sydney were the next 2 least expensive routes with average fares of 18 cents per km. These routes are serviced by Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin.