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Travel is officially back: Jetstar launches $35 sale

Whitsunday Islands. (Source: Getty)

Jetstar has launched its familiar $35 flights sale, marking the end of coronavirus-related travel restrictions in many parts of Australia.

The reduced fares are for one-way flights across a limited part of Jetstar’s domestic network and start from as cheap as $35 (Sydney to Ballina Byron) and up to $79 (Brisbane to Townsville and vice versa).

A Sydney to Melbourne (Tullamarine) flight will set you back $55, while Cairns to Brisbane or back will cost you $69.

A number of $39 routes are already sold out, such as Mackay to Brisbane and back, Brisbane to Whitsunday Coast, and Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Ballina Byron.

Other capital cities, such as Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and Darwin, don’t feature in the sale.

The travel period will vary according to the route, with some beginning in mid-June and ending early July while other routes begin from late June until the end of July.

Jetstar has also introduced a new feature as part of the sale: you’ll be allowed to change your travel dates once, for free.

“If you book flights through Jetstar.com between 21 May and 30 June 2020, we’ll waive the change fee if you decide to change the date of your travel,” the low-cost carrier stated on its website.

However, when you rebook, you’ll have to cover any fare difference in your new booking – so only the cost of rebooking is waived.

The offer applies for travel between 12 June and 31 October on any Jetstar domestic flight.

Jetstar will also introduce “new wellbeing measures” at the airport and on flights such as sequenced boarding to minimise crowding, enhanced cleaning, limiting of movement while on board the plane, and – from June onwards – hand sanitising stations at the terminal and departure gates as well as the provision of masks and sanitising wipes to customers.

The sale will end at 11:59 AEST today (Friday 5 June), or even earlier if flights are sold out.

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