Australian national carrier Qantas is set to launch hundreds of “point planes” offering super cheap domestic flights during the country’s winter months, as reported.
Qantas is planning to launch hundreds of ‘points planes’
With the upcoming winter season in Australia, the country’s national carrier Qantas is planning to launch hundreds of ‘points planes’ which will offer cheap domestic flights to the passengers in a bid to boost travel within the country.
The program is the airline’s latest effort to balance their frequent flyer sheets as customers have accumulated massive stockpiles of points during the Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, the airline introduced a “Green Tier” program, which awards customers with frequent passenger points established on their sustainable options.
From June, passengers who are traveling between Australia`s capital cities will enjoy discounts of 30 percent while booking economy seats. Additionally, 1,700 “points planes” are set to launch, where every seat could be purchased using frequent flyers.
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“We’ve seen a huge growth in need for regional travel since the beginning of the pandemic and these Points Planes will help tens of thousands of frequent flyers discover regional Australia this winter.
“This means that jet-setters could pay as little as 41 Australian dollars (about 29 U.S. dollars) to fly between Sydney and Townsville, a small city in the Australian state of Queensland when used in conjunction with points.
Australia’s federal transport research
The most recent data from Australia’s federal transport research body, the Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics, showed that domestic aviation is still well below pre-pandemic levels.
In February of 2022, 2.69 million passengers traveled domestically, up from 1.87 million in February of 2021, but well below 4.6 million passengers in February of 2020 before disruptions due to the pandemic.
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