Since the introduction of the Carbon Price on 1 July 2012, the number of people flying around our country has continued to rise – the very opposite of what Tony Abbott and Greg Hunt claimed would happen.
Airfares are five times more affordable today than they were twenty years ago.
Record numbers of Australians are flying domestically with 55 million taking to the skies in the last financial year.
This data also builds on the business confidence expressed by the nation’s biggest carriers.
In fact, just today Virgin announced it would begin operating two new services between Brisbane and Moranbah and Brisbane and Bundaberg.
In recent weeks, Brindabella began flying between Orange and Sydney and Tiger commenced new weekly services between Sydney and Coffs Harbour
Let there be no doubt: Australia’s aviation industry has a bright future and will continue to grow in spite of the ridiculous scare campaign of the Noalition that insists on talking our economy down. More people are flying than ever before and paying less for their airfares – exposing the Coalition’s carbon claims as totally fraudulent.
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, MP for Grayndler, Rabbitohs Life Member. Authorised by Anthony Albanese, ALP, Canberra.