It looks like those long-rumoured $19 domestic fares are now a reality, as Jetstar and Qantas announce a number of sales and ground-breaking initiatives to “launch tourism”. This includes Jetstar putting 10,000 fares on sale for that sweet aforementioned price, encompassing 35 routes across 15 destinations.
Although the budget carrier has seen unprecedented demand since kicking the sale off yesterday morning, the carrier still has plenty of one-way $19 fares available. And this is on 22 routes, including Melbourne to Sydney, Sydney to Gold Coast, Melbourne to Byron Bay (Ballina), Brisbane to Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine), and Adelaide to Cairns.
Other services barely hike up in price, and remain under $100. This includes Brisbane to Mackay from $49, Sydney to Hamilton Island from $79, and Brisbane to Darwin from $79.
The Jetstar sale will run until over the weekend, so you haven’t got long. It’ll end at 11:59pm AEST on Monday 22nd June. But the allocation will likely sell out sooner than that.
Jetstar has also announced that pending the opening of Western Australian and Tasmanian borders, the carrier will also be offering sale fares to and from those parts of the country.
“There is a huge pent up demand for air travel, with people wanting to get away after months of being stuck at home”, said Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce, who cites research indicating that 75 per cent of Australians intend to fly in the next six months. ”
“There is huge pent up demand for air travel, with people wanting to get away after months of being stuck at home. Our research tells us more than 75 per cent of Australians intend to fly in the next six months,” Mr Joyce said. “This is a great opportunity to go to the amazing places in our own backyard that you haven’t got around to seeing like the Barossa Valley or the Great Barrier Reef.”
Qantas Group has also increased flexibility on bookings as well as putting in place a range of measures to ensure health is kept a priority at all times throughout the passenger journey. This follows the reintroduction of hundreds of flights per week by both Qantas and Jetstar.
You can find the full list of Jetstar sale fares below. Note that the travel periods differ, but all fall between 14th July and 31st October.
Qantas Frequent Flyers
Members of Qantas Frequent Flyer should also welcome the news that the airline is offering triple points on all nationwide flights, extending to 92 routes and 57 destinations. This will apply for travel between 27th June and 31st October, with the sale available now on the Qantas website until 24th June.
For more information on the Jetstar sale click here.
For more information on the Qantas triple point sale click here.
Jetstar one-way sale flights
Adelaide to Melbourne: $19
Adelaide to Sydney: $19
Adelaide to Cairns: $19
Melbourne Avalon to Gold Coast: $19
Melbourne Avalon to Sydney: $19
Brisbane to Sydney: $19
Brisbane to Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast): $19
Brisbane to Townsville: $19
Melbourne to Ballina (Byron Bay): $19
Melbourne to Cairns: $19
Cairns to Gold Coast: $19
Sydney to Cairns: $19
Melbourne to Sunshine Coast: $19
Melbourne to Newcastle: $19
Melbourne to Gold Coast: $19
Melbourne to Sydney: $19
Newcastle to Gold Coast: $19
Sydney to Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast): $19
Sydney to Townsville: $19
Sydney to Gold Coast: $19
Adelaide to Brisbane: $65
Adelaide to Gold Coast: $79
Brisbane to Cairns: $69
Brisbane to Melbourne: $79
Brisbane to Mackay: $49
Brisbane to Newcastle: $45
Sydney to Hamilton Island: $79
Melbourne to Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast): $75
Melbourne to Townsville: $75
Melbourne to Darwin: $89
Sydney to Darwin: $99
Brisbane to Darwin: $79
Adelaide to Darwin: $89