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Fact check: is it cheaper to fly overseas than get out of Alice Springs?

11 Aug 2017

Australians living in big cities are used to seeing great value offers for travel to exotic locations. But regional Australia seems to miss out.

In an episode of Q&A broadcast from Alice Springs on July 3, guest Dale McIver of Tourism Central Australia suggested "it's cheaper to fly overseas than it is to get out of Alice Springs. I'd love to see the airlines come and justify how they can actually do that".

Is it really cheaper to fly internationally than to an important regional centre like Alice Springs? RMIT ABC Fact Check takes a look.

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