Qantas and Jetstar have launched a Tourism Recovery sale that offers a combination of discounted airfares on 200,000 seats and points offers for Qantas frequent flyer members to help stimulate the tourism industry post the COVID-19 crisis.
Details of the offer
The deals offered by Qantas and Jetstar differ and are targeted towards their main customer demographics.
Qantas is offering the ability for its 13 million Qantas Frequent Flyer members to earn triple points on all domestic flights from 27 June until 31 October 2020.
To book, head over to the Qantas website and make sure to book your flights before the offer ends on 24 June 2020.
Jetstar is launching a sale on 35 routes, across 15 destinations, in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.
The best deals going include 10,000 fares for $19 one-way on 22 routes, which include:
- Melbourne to Sydney
- Sydney to Gold Coast
- Melbourne to Byron Bay (Ballina)
- Brisbane to Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine)
- Adelaide to Cairns.
Other sale fares include
- Brisbane to Mackay from $49
- Sydney to Hamilton Island from $79
- Brisbane to Darwin from $79.
Fares are on sale at the Jetstar website from 9am today and run until 23:59 (AEST) 22 June 2020 unless sold out prior.
Jetstar is withholding offering sale fares to and from Western Australia and Tasmania until there is confirmation of the dates that state border restrictions will be lifted.
Response to increasing demand
In the past fortnight almost 400,000 seats have been sold on Qantas and Jetstar’s domestic networks, following confirmation of some state borders opening and both airlines increasing capacity to as much as 40 per cent of pre-crisis levels.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce stated
“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
He also stated
To give customers extra peace of mind, we’ve increased flexibility on bookings, and implemented a range of measures to ensure a safe environment at airports and onboard aircraft. The response from customers who have flown has been extremely positive.
Qantas and Jetstar will continue to reintroduce flights across its domestic network in line with demand and the easing of border restrictions.
This is great news and will provide a much-needed boost to the domestic tourism industry. Hopefully, many Australians will dust off their luggage and head back to into the friendly skies!