Cloncurry cheaper fares advocate Hamish Griffin said he was pleased about the pressure the Senate regional air fares Inquiry put on Qantas during their Darwin hearing last week.
"Qantas were certainly put under pressure by Senator (Barry) O'Sullivan," Mr Griffin said.
"I look forward to seeing the responses of the questions they took on notice, especially around closing the $800 gap between a flight to Cloncurry from Brisbane against a flight to Melbourne."
Mr Griffin said he also applauded Senator O'Sullivan's invitation to Qantas to do a trip out to regional communities to meet those who are actually impacted by high fares.
"I gave Senator O'Sullivan three blatant examples of abhorrent price gouging on routes between Mount Isa and Brisbane and Cloncurry and Townsville and international comparisons as an economy of scale all of which were put to Qantas and all of which were taken on notice to respond by the 29th of March because they couldn't answer there and then," he said.
Mr Griffin said Northern Territory Senator Malarndirri McCarthy was a welcome addition to the committee and raised some excellent questions in what was the final hearing in the Inquiry.
"Now we wait with bated breath until after the federal election to see whether the Inquiry is picked up again, which (chair) Senator Glen Stearle has assured me it will be and see what recommendations come out of it," he said.
Mr Griffin said he had a list of things he'd like to see come out of the Inquiry.
"Additional regulated regional fares or a cap of what can be charged for certain routes, additional discount scheme for parents with kids travelling for school, better transparency in dynamic pricing," he said.
"I'd like to see security services made a federally funded national standard without unnecessary pass through costs to travellers."
Mr Griffin also wanted to see the regulator CASA adopt standardised safety regulations across all states and territories.
"I'd also like to see cabotage made available on certain route such as from through Darwin via Mount Isa and on to Brisbane or through Cairns or Townsville which would allow International operators to drop into Mount Isa for example to pick up a domestic leg," he said.
The Inquiry is set to report to parliament by June 27.
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