If Scomo’s trying to distract us from the absolute shitshow going on in the Australian parliament with cheap plane tickets, it won’t work… but we’ll take them anyway.
The Morrison government announced this morning it’s put together a $1.2 billion ‘tourism and aviation rescue package’ that will kick in after jobkeeper payments stop at the end of March. In layman’s terms? The government are giving you cheap flights to keep our tourism industry ticking over while we stayed locked away from the rest of the world.
How many tickets and what’s the damage?
The government are offering 50% off return flights to a number of regional destinations across Aus, which means if you’re headed for the cities, tough luck. But if you’re thinking of a trip to one of the below destinations, then there’s 800,000 half-price tickets for anyone to snap up.
Lasseter and Alice Springs (NT), Launceston, Devonport and Burnie (TAS), Broome (WA), Avalon (VIC) Merimbula (NSW) Kangaroo Island (SA), Gold Coast, Cairns, Whitsundays, Proserpine, Hamilton Island and Sunshine Coast (QLD).
Return flights to the above locations will receive the discount between 1 April and 31 July. That’s just in time for Easter and winter holidays.