7-Mar-2011 11:02 AM

Australian premium airfares up 6% in 2010

American Express Business Travel stated premium airfares in Australia rose 6% in 2010 while full economy fares increased 4% and discount economy fares rose 3% (The Age, 07-Mar-2011). First-class airfares increased 5-6% while business-class increased 4%. Overall domestic fares rose 5%, while fares to Asia Pacific destinations increased 4%. Airfares to Europe, the Middle East and Africa were up by 5%.