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Here’s how to book your half-price flights around Australia!
The Australian government recently announced that to boost domestic tourism post COVID19, they would subsidise flights meaning travellers can enjoy half-price flights to selected tourist destinations around Australia. The announcement included:
- Up to 32,000 fares per week discounted by 50 per cent (off the median price)
- Available on routes serviced by Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia
- Destinations include Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia
- 15 Routes announced to start with, potentially more to come
- Half-price flights bookable from April with travel up to September 2021
So how do you book these half-price flights?
It helps to know which destinations will be included, they are:
- Kangaroo Island
- Alice Springs
- Sunshine Coast
- Gold Coast
New South Wales
- Avalon (Melbourne)
You don’t need any special codes to book discounted flights.
However, even though destinations were mentioned, not every flight route will receive discounts. At the moment, here’s the routes applicable:
|Cheap Flights From Sydney|
|Sydney – Cairns||Search Now|
|Sydney – Proserpine||Search Now|
|Sydney – Hamilton Island||Search Now|
|Sydney – Gold Coast||Search Now|
|Sydney – Maroochydore||Search Now|
|Sydney – Uluru||Search Now|
|Sydney – Alice Springs||Search Now|
|Sydney – Launceston||Search Now|
|Sydney – Broome||Search Now|
|Sydney – Avalon||Search Now|
|Cheap Flights From Melbourne|
|Melbourne – Gold Coast||Search Now|
|Avalon – Gold Coast||Search Now|
|Melbourne – Cairns||Search Now|
|Melbourne – Maroochydore||Search Now|
|Melbourne – Alice Springs||Search Now|
|Melbourne – Uluru||Search Now|
|Melbourne – Launceston||Search Now|
|Melbourne – Devonport||Search Now|
|Melbourne – Burnie||Search Now|
|Melbourne – Merimbula||Search Now|
|Melbourne – Broome||Search Now|
|Cheap Flights From Canberra|
|Canberra – Gold Coast||Search Now|
|Cheap Flights From Gold Coast|
|Gold Coast – Avalon||Search Now|
|Cheap Flights From Brisbane|
|Brisbane – Alice Springs||Search Now|
|Brisbane – Uluru||Search Now|
|Brisbane – Launceston||Search Now|
|Cheap Flights From Adelaide|
|Adelaide – Gold Coast||Search Now|
|Adelaide – Maroochydore||Search Now|
|Adelaide – Alice Springs||Search Now|
|Adelaide – Kingscote||Search Now|
|Cheap Flights From Perth|
|Perth – Alice Springs||Search Now|
Discounted flights will be released from 1st April 2021 (for travel from 1st May 2021). It’s important to note that there will be limited tickets available each week at 50% off, so if you don’t see any cheap fares the 1st week of April, check back the following week and so on until you can book them.
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Most cheap tickets are from major cities so for example, Sydney to Merimbula or Melbourne to Launceston or Brisbane to Cairns. If you don’t see discounted flights, then check a different destination.
Know what the flight price is ahead of time
That way, you’ll recognise if you’re booking a cheap flight. The fares are not limited to airline (although they heavily favour Qantas), you can find discounted flights with Jetstar, Virgin Australia and potentially Rex.
The announcement specified discounts off the ‘median fare’ which basically means if the average price was $800 return, you can expect to pay around $400 return, however, that is taking into account that many seats are more expensive.
It helps to know the airline schedules so you can only look for flights on those days. Here’s some sample flight schedules:
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The Flight Sale Team.