SYDNEY, 24 September 2021: Jetstar and Qantas launched sale
fares earlier this week for travel between Victoria and New South Wales as the
airlines prepare to ramp up flights between the two states to coincide with the
Victorian Government’s plan to ease border restrictions for fully vaccinated
people from 5 November.

Jetstar fares started at AUD20 one-way for flights from
Melbourne to Sydney, Newcastle and Byron Bay, and from Avalon to Sydney.

Qantas’ five-day sale features all-inclusive fares from
AUD99 one-way between Melbourne and Sydney as well as sale fares across six
regional routes between Victoria and New South Wales.

Victorians will also have more travel options to the popular
coastal hub of Byron Bay this summer, with Qantas today announcing new direct
flights from Melbourne. From 5 November, flights will operate three days per
week to Ballina with Qantas’ Boeing 737 aircraft, adding more than 1,000 seats
on the route each week and complementing Jetstar’s direct flights from

Both sales launched on Monday with travel periods from 5
November to mid-December 2021, as well as selected dates between January and
March 2022 for some Qantas fares.

The Qantas Group’s vaccination reward programme includes the
option for an AUD20 travel voucher for fully vaccinated travellers, which can
be used across Jetstar or Qantas flights, including these sale fares.

The airlines will also be adding more flights back into
their schedules to meet an expected surge in demand when travel restrictions

If the Victorian Government’s roadmap is pushed back or
customers are unable to travel for any reason, they will be able to change the
date of their travel under Qantas and Jetstar’s Fly Flexible policies (a fare
difference may apply).

Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans commented: “As Victoria and
New South Wales approach the 80% 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.

“With Jetstar fares as low as AUD20, we expect these 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.”

Routes included as part of VIC/NSW

The Qantas and Jetstar sale fares include the following routes:

  • Jetstar
    Melbourne – Sydney
  • Jetstar
    Melbourne – Byron Bay (Ballina)
  • Jetstar
    Melbourne – Newcastle
  • Jetstar
    Avalon – Sydney
  • Qantas
    Melbourne – Sydney
  • Qantas
    Melbourne – Newcastle
  • Qantas
    Melbourne – Coffs Harbour
  • Qantas
    Melbourne – Byron Bay (Ballina) on sale from tomorrow
  • Qantas
    Melbourne – Merimbula
  • Qantas
    Bendigo – Sydney
  • Qantas Mildura – Sydney