Half Price Flights: Tourism Support Package
800000 half-price airline tickets are being made available as part of a $1.2 billion tourism support package unveiled by the Federal Government.
The scheme will encourage Australians to take a holiday interstate at a time when the international border remains closed.
Approximately 46000 discounted fares will be offered each week. The discount will be applied at the point of sale and will apply to the full return fare. You can buy as many tickets as you like until routes sell out. The number of tickets allocated per destination/region will depend on demand.
When To Buy
Tickets will be available to buy online from airlines and travel agents from April 1 through to July 31 for travel between May 1-September 30 2021.
Qantas and Jetstar expect to provide the bulk of the cheaper flights Virgin Australia and Rex with other regional airlines eligible for the routes so long as they have been operating the route for the past two years.
An initial list of 13 destinations for the half-price flights has been released but the government says more locations could be added.
Sydney: flights to the Gold Coast Cairns Proserpine Hamilton Island Maroochydore Uluru Alice Springs Launceston Broome and Avalon.
Melbourne: flights to the Gold Coast Cairns Maroochydore Alice Springs Uluru Launceston Devonport Burnie Broome and Merimbula.
Adelaide: flights to the Gold Coast Maroochydore Alice Springs and Kangaroo Island.
Brisbane: flights to Alice Springs Uluru and Launceston.
Darwin: flights to Cairns and Broome.
Perth: flights to Alice Springs.
Avalon: flights to the Gold Coast.
The government-subsidised tickets will include travel on the Queen's Birthday long weekend in June and the July school holidays.
When booking your flights be sure to read all of the fine print of the fare rules. Depending on the fare you choose you could be eligible for a refund or travel credit.
Look out for the niche routes that won’t be as busy such as Darwin to Broome. This is the perfect opportunity to see a part of Australia at a budget price. Book a full price fair to one location and then a half price flight to a second location.
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Date/s: Thursday 1st April 2021 - Friday 30th July 2021
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