Qantas has slashed fares for over a million seats with Aussies to score flights for just $29 to some of the country’s most popular holiday destinations.
The mega sale includes flights to more than 90 destinations across the country and around the world, including Tokyo, Honolulu, Bali, Thailand and London.
Jetstar will also offer discounted flights in its Fare Play Sale, with 239,000 sale fares up for grabs to 40 domestic and international destinations.
Up to 150,000 of the discounted fares cost less than $100.
Qantas has slashed fares for over a million seats with keen travellers to score flights for just $29 to some of the country’s most popular holiday destinations (stock image of Bali)
The Qantas mega sale includes flights to more than 90 destinations across the country and around the world, including Tokyo, Honolulu, Bali, Thailand and London
Sydneysiders can nab a one-way flight to Byron Bay for just $29 while Melburnians can fly one-way to Hamilton Island for just $99.
The sale will offer international fares as low as Perth to Bali for $145, Sydney to Auckland from $159 and Melbourne to Fiji for $129.
Qantas fares are up to 40 per cent off, including return flights from Sydney to London for $1,799 and Melbourne to Los Angeles for $1,199.
Jetstar flights are almost half price, with domestic flights starting from just $29 one-way and international flights from $145 one-way.
The sale will last five days and end at 11.59pm on Monday, August 28.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the price of economy fares had dropped by about 12 per cent in the last six months as more capacity returns to the market.
‘Jetstar is on track to reach its target of selling 10 million fares under $100 this calendar year, Mr Joyce said.
‘We’ve made huge strides in our operations over the past year and that’s reflected in the feedback we’re now getting from customers.
‘Qantas has been the most on-time of the major domestic airlines for 11 months in a row and Jetstar’s on-time performance is now above its main domestic competitor.
‘Today we announced another significant investment in our fleet, we’re upgrading many aspects of our service and we’re investing more than $100 million in our lounge network.’
Jetstar will also be offering discounted flights in its Fare Play Sale, offering 239,000 sale fares to 40 domestic and international destinations (pictured, a stock image of Honolulu)
Sydneysiders can nab a one-way flight to Byron Bay (pictured) for just $29 while Melburnians can fly one-way to Hamilton Island for just $99
The airline’s domestic capacity is now above Covid-19 levels while international capacity has recovered to 80 per cent, with 100 per cent expected by mid-2024.
Adjusted for inflation, domestic fares are now around four per cent higher than pre-Covid and international fares are around 10 per cent higher.
The mega sale comes as Qantas announces its first full-year profit since the pandemic with a statuary profit after tax of $1.74billion and an underlying profit before tax of $2.74billion.
The last time the airline made a full-year profit was in the 2018-19 financial year.
Mr Joyce said some of the profits would be passed on to staff.
‘It’s because we’re in a strong financial position that we’re able to invest in new aircraft, new destinations and new training facilities – all things that will make us better in the future,’ he said.
‘Our people have done a superb job under very difficult circumstances.
‘Today’s result means more than 21,000 non-executive staff will receive up to $6,000 worth of Qantas shares as a thank you for their part in our recovery, plus another $500 staff travel credit.’
The airline said customer satisfaction, while not back at Covid-19 levels, had improved along with operational performance.
QANTAS AND JETSTAR MEGA SALE
Sydney to Ballina Byron from $29
Newcastle to Brisbane from $39
Sydney to Gold Coast from $39
Canberra to Gold Coast from $49
Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Canberra from $49
Canberra to Brisbane from $69
Hobart to Sydney from $69
Adelaide to Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) from $79
Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Cairns from $79
Sydney to Uluru (Ayers Rock) from $99
Brisbane to Darwin from $99
Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Hamilton Island from $99
Perth to Bali (Denpasar) from $145
Darwin to Bali (Denpasar) from $145
Sydney to Auckland from $159
Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Singapore from $189
Melbourne to Fiji (Nadi) from $199
Sydney to Honolulu from $229
Sydney to Phuket from $239
Sydney to Rarotonga from $249