Flights as cheap as $30 between major cities are up for grabs as airlines compete for customers after the Covid pandemic caused a horror downturn in business.
Regional airline Rex is offering full-service flights from Sydney to Melbourne from $39, while Jetstar has seats available between Melbourne and Sydney from $30.
The two airlines are fighting to win over travellers by offering low-fare flights for popular routes and to major tourist towns such as the Gold Coast.
Jetstar is offering flights with carry on baggage from Melbourne to Sydney (pictured) for as little as $30
Rex is offering full-service flights from Sydney to Melbourne (pictured) from as little as $39
Melb to Syd from $30 (Jetstar)
Sydney to Melb from $30 (Jetstar)
Melb to Adelaide from $32 (Jetstar)
Syd to Melb from $39 (Rex)
Melb to Syd from $39 (Rex)
Sydney to Gold Coast from $55 (Rex)
Melbourne to Adelaide from $65 (Rex)
Melb to Gold Coast from $65 (Rex)
Syd to Brisbane from $69 (Jetstar)
Brisb to Townsville from $98 (Jetstar)
Adelaide to Albury $168 (Rex)
Gold Coast to King Island $178 (Rex)
Early morning buses from Sydney to Tullamarine airport in Melbourne are being priced from $35, so Rex has dubbed their low cost flights a ‘cheaper than the bus’ deal.
The tickets are full service including free check in, baggage, food and drinks and are valid until August 28.
‘The $39 fare between Sydney and Melbourne includes free 23kg check-in baggage and refreshments on board. Business class will be available from $299.’
Rex also offers a Covid refund policy for new bookings, guaranteeing moneyback for passenger cancellations caused by border closures or travel restrictions.
The airline is offering routes through major cities as well as seats for less than $200 to and from many regional centres.
Jetstar also has cheap flights on offer between major cities, including flights between Melbourne and Sydney from $30.
Flights between the two major cities will take up to 7kg worth of carry-on baggage for travel between May to the end of August, with an additional $21 for 15kg of checked baggage.
The airline is moving some of its international fleet to domestic routes, which it has said will create hundreds of jobs.
Around 30,000 Qantas and Jetstar employees lost their jobs in March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jetstar is offering flights from Melbourne to Adelaide (pictured) for as little as $32
Rex is offering flights from Sydney to the Gold Coast (pictured) for as little as $55