Old Oct 30, 18, 12:17 pm
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sbiddle
 
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Originally Posted by Ellice View Post
Also wondering how long SQ arrangement with Wellington city council is going on for? There are some ridiculously cheap fares out of Wellington to Melbourne on SQ at times.

The agreement was for a decade.

I guess when every passenger on the flight ex WLG has a subsidy then you can afford to sell cheaper airfares. The subsidy really is the biggest scam of all time.

It's impossible for anybody to know the details of the subsidy since there is no paperwork. One can only conclude however that the cost of the subsidy has increased significantly since it was (apparently once again since no documents exist) a per passenger fee so the flights to MEL mean a greater subsidy since they have more pax on them. No airline is going to ignore upwards of a $1 million per year handout..
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