As part of the Federal Government’s plan to slash airfares by 50% on select regional routes, both Qantas and Jetstar are releasing half-price tickets to 15 destinations, including Hamilton Island, Broome, Alice Springs and more.

Half-price fares under the government scheme will be available until 31 July or sold out, while the ‘Everywhere Else’ sale on a further 200 routes will go until 8 April 2021.

While the Brisbane lockdown has unfortunately impacted some Easter holiday plans, we know this is a temporary setback and the vaccine rollout will help make border restrictions a thing of the past.

With this sale, now is a great time to book your holidays and weekends away for the rest of the year. Almost every destination that Qantas and Jetstar flies to is on sale, including plenty of chances to grab half price fares as part of the Government’s tourism stimulus package.

– Andrew David, Qantas Domestic and International CEO, 31 March 2021

Qantas is offering unlimited flight changes through to February 2022 at least, for flights booked until the end of April 2021. Meanwhile, Jetstar customers can purchase a ‘FareCredit’ add-on which allows for a cancellation to credit if required.

Half-price fares from $32 in Jetstar Economy, $88 on Qantas

Sale period: Up to midnight 31 July 2021 or until sold out

It’s on — Qantas and Jetstar are slashing fares by 50% on selected routes as part of the government scheme. A sample of fares include:

Jetstar half-price fares

  • Adelaide-Avalon: from $32
  • Sydney-Gold Coast: from $35
  • Melbourne-Launceston: from $35

Qantas half-price fares

  • Adelaide-Melbourne: from $88
  • Sydney-Sunshine Coast: from $92
  • Canberra-Gold Coast: from $95

To book, head over to the Qantas website and after 1 April 2021 and make sure to book your flights before the offer ends: 31 July 2021 or until sold out.

Fly ‘Everywhere Else’ from $39 in Jetstar Economy, $99 on Qantas

Sale period: Up to midnight 8 April 2021

Is your favourite not covered by the half-price government scheme? Fear not, as Qantas and Jetstar’s ‘Everywhere Else’ sale will have you covered. Once again, we’ve only been given a snapshot of the fares so far.

Jetstar sale fares

  • Sydney-Ballina: from $39
  • Melbourne-Gold Coast: from $49
  • Sydney-Cairns: from $69

Qantas sale fares

  • Sydney-Melbourne: from $99
  • Melbourne-Newcastle: from $109
  • Sydney-Coffs Harbour: from $109

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Qantas and Jetstar ready for big half-price fare sale was last modified: April 1st, 2021 by Brandon Loo