Major Aussie airlines announce massive seat sales

As the crisp chill of winter begins to embrace Australia, it's the perfect time to start dreaming about a sunny getaway.

Some exciting news might make some travel dreams a reality without breaking the bank.

Australia's flagship carrier, Qantas, just announced a seat sale for over 600,000 seats, bound to have travellers reaching for their luggage.

This sale is a golden opportunity for those looking to explore our beautiful country's diverse landscapes and vibrant cities.

With fares starting at $105 for a hop from Launceston to Melbourne and $109 for a flight from Ballina to Sydney, Qantas just made travelling more accessible through the sale.

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Qantas and Virgin Airlines announced sales for top destinations, with starting prices below $200. Image Credits: Facebook/Qantas, Virgin Airlines

Other tempting deals include flights from Cairns to Townsville starting at $139 and Adelaide to the scenic Kangaroo Island from $139 one way.

With more than 50 routes on offer for less than $200 one way, the hardest decision travellers may face is choosing where to go first.

The sale will run until Monday, May 20, unless seats sell out soon—and at these prices, they just might.

Not to be outdone, Virgin Australia also turned up the heat with a sale of its own—focused on the ever-popular Sunshine State.

With fares to the Gold Coast starting at $69 per person one way, it's an enticing sale.

Their seven-day flash sale is valid on select midweek flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Canberra.

Highlights include Sydney to the Gold Coast from $69 and Melbourne to the Gold Coast from $85, making it an ideal time to chase the sun and escape the winter blues.

These sales came after budget airline Bonza entered voluntary administration.

Bonza, which had a significant presence in Queensland, was famous for its sub-$100 fares to the Gold Coast from various cities.

The loss of Bonza's competitive pricing makes Qantas and Virgin Australia's sales all the more enticing for travellers looking for affordable options.

As you consider these incredible deals, remember to act swiftly.

Sales like these are rare, and with seats filling up fast, travellers may need to secure spots before they're all gone.

Whether you're planning a solo adventure, a romantic escape, or a family reunion, now's the time to score the deal of a lifetime.
Key Takeaways

  • Qantas announced a massive seat sale with around 600,000 discounted seats across Australian destinations.
  • The sale features over 50 routes with one-way fares under $200, starting at $105 from Launceston to Melbourne and $109 from Ballina to Sydney.
  • Virgin Australia has also launched a competing sale focused on the Gold Coast, with fares starting at $69 from Sydney, among other deals.
  • Qantas and Virgin Australia sales came in the wake of budget airline Bonza entering voluntary administration.
With these sales happening, where will your next journey take you? Share your travel plans and tips with our community in the comments below!
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Those seat sales are seriously tempting, aren't they? As soon as I heard about them, I found myself daydreaming about escaping the winter chill and soaking up some sun in Queensland or exploring the picturesque landscapes of Kangaroo Island.

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