Virgin lifts fares over Carbon Tax
VIRGIN Australia will charge passengers as much as $6 extra for domestic flights to cover the cost of the federal government's carbon tax.
From July, when the tax comes into force, Virgin passengers will pay $1.50 extra for a flight of up to 900 kilometres, $3 for up to 2000 kilometres and $6 for longer domestic flights.
Australia's second largest airline said the surcharges were consistent with its initial modelling last year when it estimated the average increase per flight sector would be $3.
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Qantas released the details of its surcharges this month, revealing that it would charge passengers between $1.82 and $6.86 extra on a one-way ticket to cover the cost of the carbon tax.
Virgin also said today that it would put on a $3 surcharge to cover the EU's emissions trading scheme for flights on which it codeshares into and out of Europe. That surcharge will apply from March 1.
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