The fun continues following the announcement of the Government’s $1.2 billion travel package, with 800,000 fares from Australia’s best airlines slashed in half.
Launching in the first week of April, around 46,000 50% off tickets will land each week from Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar. And the frenzy has already begun.
This week, both Qantas and Virgin have released a new batch of discounted airfares around Australia, to the 13 Australian regions as outlined in the scheme. These include the Gold Coast, Cairns, the Whitsundays, the Sunshine Coast, Uluru, Alice Springs, Launceston, Broome, Avalon, and Kangaroo Island.
First up, Virgin Australia’s deals. Starting at $59 from Sydney to Ballina Byron, the ‘Rest of Australia‘ sale also includes fares to Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra and the Gold Coast. The limited-time sale ends at midnight on April 8, so you better act fast if you want to fly from:
- Ballina Byron to Sydney from $59
- Brisbane to Perth from $199
- Adelaide to Melbourne from $88
- Gold Coast to Canberra from $125
Virgin is simultaneously running its Half Off Flights sale, which thankfully runs until 31 July, unless sold out prior. These ones are part of the Government’s scheme, and start from $55 from Melbourne to Launceston. Other notable fares include:
- Melbourne to Hobart $73
- Sydney to Hobart from $80
- Sunshine Coast to Sydney from $70
- Brisbane to Darwin from $140
Up next, Qantas. The national carrier has launched its Everywhere Else sale, running today and ending at midnight. Fly from:
Sydney to Brisbane from $109
- Brisbane to Hamilton Island from $129
- Melbourne to Hobart from $129
- Melbourne to Sydney from $99
- Sydney to Brisbane from $109
At the same time, Qantas is running its own Half Off Sale, which like Virgin, runs until July 31. Score epic tickets from:
- Sydney to the Sunshine Coast from $93
- Brisbane to Hobart from $125
- Adelaide to Kangaroo Island from $80
- Canberra to the Gold Coast from $95
All fares above are one-way and travel dates vary throughout this year and early next. It’s your opportunity to see Australia on a budget before heading across the ditch to our neighbours in New Zealand.