If you’re located in NSW or VIC, have $20+ in your bank account and are looking to do some border hopping, then you’re in luck. Jetstar and Qantas have announced a flash sale between the states with some fares as cheap as twenty dollars.
The sale began at 5pm AEST today and will last just 24 hours. Check out the sale here.
The routes on sale include one way flights to the following destinations:
- Melbourne Tullamarine – Newcastle Port Stephens
- Newcastle Port Stephens – Melbourne Tullamarine
- Sydney – Melbourne Tullamarine
- Ballina Byron – Melbourne Tullamarine
- Melbourne Avalon – Sydney
The sale was launched to celebrate the announcement of upcoming border restrictions being eased. On Sunday night the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, announced that border restrictions would be loosened on November 5 for residents who are fully vaccinated.
“As Victoria and NSW approach the 80 percent double vaccination target, and travel between the two states looks set to reopen, we know there will be many people wanting to plan a well-earned holiday or visit loved ones,” Jetstar Group chief executive officer Gareth Evans said in a statement about the flight sale.
“With Jetstar fares as low as $20, we expect those seats to be snapped up quickly, helping to revive the tourism industry and support local businesses, as well as get more of our people back to work.”
The travel periods for the sale flights will be between November 5th and December 15th, 2021. If border restrictions aren’t eased on the intended date and affects customer’s travel plans, they can postpone their booking but an extra fee may apply.
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Last night Andrews also announced that Victoria’s lockdown will be lifted once 70% of Victorian adults are fully vaccinated. The double jabbed rate for Victoria currently sits at only 44.1%.
Below are the current fully vaccinated rates for each state and territory of Australia.
- New South Wales: 53%
- Victoria 44.1%
- Queensland: 41.8%
- Western Australia: 41.8%
- Australian Capital Territory: 56.3%
- Northern Territory: 47.8%
- Tasmania: 52.2%
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