Qantas has launched a promotional sale for some flights in response to states and territories reopening domestic borders ahead of Christmas.
With quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers being eased on Friday, Qantas will commence international flights to and from NSW two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.
A few days after rearranging its international flights to meet the new departure date, Qantas has unveiled a series of prices under $100 for destinations closer to home.
The ‘Great Escape Sale,’ which includes thousands of discounted all-inclusive flights starting at $99, will be available through next Monday.
A few notable routes include Sydney-Melbourne, Sydney-Ballina, Brisbane-Hervey Bay, and Melbourne-Launceston, all of which include a snack and 23kg of luggage.
Australia’s borders are starting to open at a level the country has not seen in over 18 months, with areas of the country having reached 70 or 80 per cent first vaccinations.
There is no need for lockdowns after jurisdiction has reached an 80 per cent vaccination rate because of the Qantas Fly Flexible policy, which covers travel dates between November 5, 2021, and March 31, 2022.
“Australians are looking forwards to being able to enjoy everything that their own backyard has to offer once again,” a Qantas spokeswoman said, with vaccination levels across the country rising and restrictions beginning to loosen.
With The ‘Great Escape Sale’, Qantas is offering low fares to make a booking and vacationing and reuniting with family and friends even easier for consumers. “There is a large pent-up demand for domestic travel.”
On the same day as, New South Wales celebrates Freedom Day, Jetstar and Virgin Australia launched promotional sales.
By Joe Cusmano