Aussies Buy 70,000 Jetstar ‘Tourism Recovery’ Fares in Just 5 Hours

June 19, 2020 Updated: June 22, 2020

Jetstar has announced that it has sold almost 70,000 fares since Qantas and Jetstar launched sales at 9 a.m. this morning.

The sale was launched on Friday morning, offering 200,000 Qantas and Jetstar fares at discounted prices to help “reboot the domestic tourism industry and help families and friends reunite.”

Brisbane to Cairns and Perth to Broome are the two most popular Qantas routes sold today, the media release indicated.

Jetstar offered up 10,000 fares for only $19 at 9 a.m.—selling out within 4 hours. A Jetstar media release said this highlights “the huge pent up demand for air travel.”

Jetstar said its sale fares sold at a rate of 220 per minute this morning, which is nearly 40 times higher than the rate of bookings on a normal day.

Qantas also launched triple frequent flyer points earned on all domestic flights.

Jetstar launched sales on 35 routes, across 15 destinations in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Northern Territory, and South Australia; and the travel is for select periods between July 14 and October 31.

Other sale fares include Brisbane to Mackay from A$49, Sydney to Hamilton Island from A$79, and Brisbane to Darwin from A$79.

The fares will be on sale from 9 a.m. on Friday June 19 to 11.59 p.m. on June 22.

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