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Half Price Flight Sale Around Australia Kicks Off At Midnight

Stewart Perrie


Half Price Flight Sale Around Australia Kicks Off At Midnight

Featured Image Credit: PA

The Australian government's initiative to get people travelling around the country will kick off at midnight (April 1).

The half price sale to 13 select destinations is certainly no April Fool's joke and will literally allow people to fly to dreamy locations for a fraction of the cost of a normal flight.

The hotspots include the Gold Coast, Cairns, the Whitsundays region, the Sunshine Coast, Uluru, Alice Springs, Launceston, Devonport, Burnie, Broome, Avalon, Merimbula and Kangaroo Island.

Tourism Minister Dan Tehan told Sunrise that people should have their credit cards at the ready because the 800,000 tickets will go fast.

"I say to all Australians, do your patriotic duty, book a holiday and get out to support our tourism industry," he said.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

You'll be able to get flights on the Jetstar, Virgin and Qantas websites when the sale goes live at midnight tomorrow morning.

Hopeful travellers can also get the discounted tickets from a travel agent if they prefer.

The sale will be live from April 1 to July 31 and you'll have to take the trip before September 30 this year.

When you're on the booking website of your choice, you can get multiple tickets at once and the sites should have all the information about what routes are available.

According to the ABC, a flight from Melbourne to the Gold Coast could cost as little as $60 one way.

Scott Morrison reckons it's just the trick to get people criss-crossing the country again.

"This package will take more tourists to our hotels and cafes, taking tours and exploring our backyard," the Prime Minister said.

"Our tourism businesses don't want to rely on government support forever. They want their tourists back."

The government hasn't ruled out including more destinations in the program and insist the 13 places selected in the first round have the highest dependence on JobKeeper and tourism.

It's also been revealed the government will assist Qantas and Virgin to ensure 8,000 international staff are ready to go when borders reopen.

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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