A quarter of Australian government’s half-price flights sell on first day

A quarter of Australian government’s half-price flights sell on first day

The Guardian

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Airlines sell 200,000 of the 800,000 tickets on day one, but the tourism industry says the scheme won’t fill the void left by jobkeeper

Virgin Australia is set to record its highest number of bookings in one day since before the pandemic began, while Qantas and Jetstar recorded 130,000 bookings in under hours, following the release of the federal government’s half-price flights.

But the tourism industry says the boost will not be enough to fill the void left by the end of the jobkeeper payment.

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