Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Qantas, Jetstar announce $20 flight sale as states set to reopen

As NSW and Victoria prepare to reopen, Jetstar and Qantas have dropped a slab of fares to get people flying again.
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As vaccine uptake climbs across Australia, fully-vaccinated residents in both Victoria and NSW are hoping for eased border restrictions between the two states in the coming months.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Sunday that border measures would be scaled back for the double-jabbed on the 5th of November. Now Qantas and sister airline Jetstar have launched sale fares they promise are at rock bottom.

A Jetstar 24-hour flash sale. which began at 5pm on Monday, saw fares from $20 one-way for flights from Melbourne Tullamarine to Sydney, Newcastle and Byron Bay, and from Melbourne Avalon to Sydney.

“As Victoria and NSW approach the 80 per cent double vaccination target, and travel between the two states looks set to reopen, we know there will be many people wanting to plan a well-earned holiday or visit loved ones,” Jetstar Group chief executive officer Gareth Evans said in a statement.

“With Jetstar fares as low as $20, we expected those seats to be snapped up quickly, helping to revive the tourism industry and support local businesses, as well as get more of our people back to work.”

Meanwhile, Qantas has launched a five-day sale featuring all-inclusive fares from $99 one-way between Melbourne Tullamarine and Sydney, as well as sale fares across six regional routes between
Victoria and NSW including Sydney to Bendigo and Mildura and Melbourne to Byron and Coffs. Travel periods for the sales will be between November 5 and mid-December 2021, as well as selected dates between January and March 2022 for some Qantas fares

If the Victorian Government’s road map is pushed back, or customers are unable to travel for any reason, they will be able to change the date of their travel but a fare difference may apply.
The Qantas Group’s vaccination reward program includes the option for a $20 travel voucher for fully-vaccinated travellers, which can be used across Jetstar or Qantas flights, including these sale fares.

The airlines will also be adding more flights back into their schedules to meet an expected surge in demand when travel restrictions ease, just in time for Christmas.

Story sourced from here
Qantas, Jetstar: Airlines offer $20 flights as Vic, NSW set to reopen borders | — Australia’s leading news site

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