The ABC is taking a hard look at the costs associated with bring entitled tory lordlings to Canberra from Perth using the local 34 Squadron’s VIP flight.
Chris Pyne has been claiming the VIP jets are cheaper than flying their lordships and retainers business class.
Sadly it doesn’t stack up:
Comparable commercial fares would have cost a maximum of $56,260 whereas the cost of sending the VIP jet to Perth would have been a minimum of $140,483 before other costs are added.
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A 737 kitted out to seat 30 is probably perfect for flying the Prime Minister around the region.
But it’s getting pretty luxurious compared to business class.