Local Fares


Queensland Government, Department of Transport and Main Roads

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.

More information on the ‘Local Fare Scheme’ can be found here.

Skytrans Local Ticketing Agents

Sales Agents Cape York Communities

  • Kowanyama Airport
  • Coen Guest House
  • Lockhart River Iron Range Airport
  • Pormpuraaw Airport
  • Aurukun Post Office (Basic Card Accepted)
  • Napranum Island and Cape Store
  • Mapoon Island and Cape Store
  • Tackleworld Weipa
  • NPARC Bamaga – Cape York Ice and Tackle and Bamaga Dreamtime
  • Portland Roads – Out of the Blue Café


Sales Agents Torres Strait Islands

  • Badu Island – Island and Cape Badu Island
  • Boigu (Talbot) Island – IBIS Store Boigu
  • Coconut (Poruma)  Island – IBIS Store Coconut Island
  • Darnley (Erub) Island – IBIS Store Darnley Island
  • Dauan Island – IBIS Store Dauan Island
  • Horn Island – IBIS Store Horn Island
  • Kubin Village – IBIS Store Kubin Village
  • Mabuiag Island – IBIS Store Mabuiag Island
  • Murray (Mer) Island – IBIS Store Murray Island
  • Saibai Island – IBIS Store Saibai Island
  • St Pauls – IBIS Store Thursday Island
  • Stephen Island – IBIS Store Darnley Island or Yorke Island
  • Thursday Island – IBIS Main Store Thursday Island
  • Warraber (Sue) Island – IBIS Store Warraber Island
  • Yam –(Iama) Island – IBIS Store Yam Island
  • Yorke (Masig) Island – IBIS Store Yorke Island

* 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.

Local Fares Conditions

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Excess Baggage

From Monday 21st August 2017, Skytrans will introduce an excess baggage fee. Passengers will receive up to 20 kgs of included baggage as part of their fare. An excess baggage rate of $5.50 will be charged per kg for any baggage weighing above 20 kgs. As part of Skytrans commitment to our communities, we are offering the lowest excess baggage fee in the market place and are providing our passengers with a 2 week grace period until Monday 4th September 2017.   Click here for more information.

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