Qantas, Jetstar to reboot travel promotions to support tourism recovery

Qantas and Jetstar have announced they are helping relaunch Australia´s domestic tourism industry with offers of discounted fares on 200,000 seats and points offers for frequent flyers, the companies said.

Jetstar is launching a sale on 35 routes, across 15 destinations, in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.

There are 10,000 fares for USD 19 one-way 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 sale fares include Brisbane to Mackay from USD 49, Sydney to Hamilton Island from USD 79 and Brisbane to Darwin from USD 79. Fares are on sale on jetstar.com from 9am today and run until 23:59 (AEST) 22 June 2020 unless sold out prior.

Jetstar will be offering sale fares to/from Western Australia and Tasmania following confirmation of the dates that borders will open up.

Qantas is offering its 13 million frequent flyers triple points on all flights nationwide from 27 June until 31 October 2020. The triple point sale is available on qantas.com now and runs until 24 June 2020.

Both airlines are offering customers greater flexibility when they book, with the ability to change the date of their flight once, without paying a change fee. Customers will have to cover any fare increase (if relevant) for the new booking.

Qantas Group said in the past two weeks, 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 and Jetstar will continue to reintroduce flights across its domestic network in line with demand and the easing of border restrictions.

Passenger numbers on the Group´s domestic network have doubled over the past week — from 32,000 to 64,000 — and will increase further again in the weeks ahead.

The Group is working closely with both national and state tourism bodies to help promote domestic travel, especially given international travel restrictions are likely to remain in place for some time.