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$199 Qantas sale: Hot fares for Queensland and NT


Things are looking bright for travel in the Top End and Far North Queensland in 2022.

Look out Top End, Qantas is adding 2 new routes connecting Darwin to Far North Queensland from next year.

To celebrate the new routes taking off, special fares are available from $199 one way.

Here are the important details:

Travel dates on sale for both routes start from their respective launch dates until 2 October 2022. That's well over 6 months to plan plenty of trips.

Ready to grab your tickets? Compare flights and book with KAYAK before fares sell out.

The flying kangaroo is setting its sights on Darwin as a new connective hub. Last week the airline confirmed that it will temporarily operate its flagship flights from Australia to London via Darwin when flights resume next month.

The change will be in place until at least April 2022 with the uncertainty of when Western Australia will open its borders to the rest of the country and the world.

"Travellers will be able to earn and use points on these new flights and enjoy our premium service, whether it's complimentary food and drinks, baggage or access to our lounges in Darwin, Townsville and Cairns," said QantasLink CEO John Gissing.

Woman under waterfall in Cairns

How do these Qantas sale prices compare?

Qantas' offer is a standout. We've seen Jetstar fares available from $175 between Darwin and Cairns in April and May next year. For just $24 you can book a full-service Qantas flight and enjoy all the extras Jetstar doesn't have (as compared on KAYAK).

This Qantas sale is available until midnight 16 October 2021, unless sold out prior.

These fares at a glance

  • Great flexibility: Travellers are entitled to unlimited, free date changes until 28 February 2022 for domestic flights. A fare difference may apply.
  • Great airline: Qantas is Australia's national carrier and offers full-service fares. That's checked baggage, in-flight meals and entertainment all included in your airfare.
  • Good frequent flyer points: Earn Frequent Flyer Points when you fly with this Qantas sale. A minimum of 800 Qantas Points and 15 Status Credits are up for grabs.
  • Great travel time: No tricky transfers with direct flights in this Qantas sale.
  • Great weather: It's great weather all round for these travel dates. We think April to September is the best time to visit Cairns while September to October is the best time to visit Townsville. The warm dry weather means your adventures won't be ruined by rain and you can enjoy long days at the beach.

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