Gold Coast the clear winner of federal government’s half-priced flights

Great news for Gold Coast tourism, with new figures showing we’re by far the favourite destination for Aussies taking advantage of half price flights.

New data from the federal government shows that 663,000 discounted airfares have been snapped up, since the $1.2 billion package went live a month ago.

That’s 82 percent of the 800,000 airfares on offer.


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Of those, a whopping 197,730 were to the Gold Coast. The second favourite destination was Adelaide with 159,964 flights sold.

However, there are still more flights available, with the federal government encouraging Aussies to jump on them while they can.

“We continue to encourage Australians to take advantage of this opportunity to book a cheap holiday, because for every dollar spent on a flight 10 more will be spent on the ground,” Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said in a statement this afternoon.

“The tourism and aviation industries are central to our National Economic Recovery Plan and as we have done right throughout the pandemic, we will continue to make the necessary investments to support jobs across Australia.”

The full flight break down is below.

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Yep and the airlines have already started jacking up base prices as with most accommodation already ripping people off.
They will all scream poor once the subsidies come off.

Odd that Virgin’s half priced flights were $55 in March prior to the subsidy but $60.01 after it.

Last edited 18 days ago by Joey