The Australian airline war for sale flights to Townsville sees seats dip to $119

Stephanie Yip 21 July 2017

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The search for sun is on—and from the sounds of these flight deals, the place to be is North Queensland.

Sorry, this sale is no longer running. Check our list of current flight sales to find a bargain!

Welcome to Paradise sales, Escape to the Sunshine sales and the Perfect Place for your Profile Pic sales are all happening right now on Virgin Australia, Qantas and Tigerair.

Each of them features discounted fares to sunnier parts of the nation, though one place stands out as being a hot favourite for slashing fare prices.

That place is Townsville.

Right now Tigerair has flights on its newly launched Melbourne-Townsville route, letting eager beavers fly from $119 each way as part of its Perfect Place for the Profile Pic sale. The price to pay is a major step-up from its $10 launch fare, though only a small step down from the regular cost of the journey, which is $129 each way.

On the plus side, it is the cheapest one-way you can get to Townsville at the moment with Jetstar not currently flying a domestic flight sale.

If you need to include checked luggage and meals with your flight, it might be worth looking to an all-inclusive carrier to get you to Townsville instead. The good news is that both Qantas and Virgin Australia have slashed their prices to this destination.

Virgin Australia wins this round. Its Welcome to Paradise sale has fares as low as $119 each way between Brisbane and Townsville. It also has fares between Sydney and Townsville from $159 each way and Melbourne and Townsville from $199 each way.

Qantas isn't far behind with its Escape to the Sunshine sale though, and if you're a frequent flyer member looking to rack up those points, it might be worth shelling out an extra tenner to point build. Sample flights include Brisbane to Townsville from $129, Sydney to Townsville from $209 and Melbourne to Townsville from $209.

All three airlines have flights available from October to early December. Virgin Australia and Qantas are also offering flights from mid-January to March.

Tigerair's sale ends 2 August. Virgin Australia's and Qantas's sales end midnight 22 July 2017.

Flights on Tigerair's Melbourne-Townsville route can be booked through Flight Centre.


Virgin Australia Townsville sale

Departure
Destination
Travel dates
Price (each way)
Book
Brisbane
Townsville
15 January 2018 - 21 March 2018
$119
Brisbane
Townsville
4 October 2017 - 7 December 2017
$137
Sydney
Townsville
15 January 2018 - 27 March 2018
$159
Sydney
Townsville
15 August 2017 - 14 September 2017
$169
Sydney
Townsville
10 October 2017 - 7 December 2017
$169
Melbourne
Townsville
31 January 2018 - 21 March 2018
$199
Adelaide
Townsville
31 January 2018 - 21 March 2018
$229
Canberra
Townsville
10 October 2017 - 7 December 2017
$229
Canberra
Townsville
31 January 2018 - 21 March 2018
$229
Melbourne
Townsville
10 October 2017 - 7 December 2017
$229
Adelaide
Townsville
18 October 2017 - 7 December 2017
$259
Perth
Townsville
31 January 2018 - 21 March 2018
$259
Perth
Townsville
10 October 2017 - 7 December 2017
$279

Qantas Townsville sale

From
To
Travel dates
Price (each way)
Book
Brisbane
Townsville
15 January 2018 - 21 March 2018
$129
Brisbane
Townsville
4 October 2017 - 7 December 2017
$155
Sydney
Townsville
15 January 2018 - 27 March 2018
$169
Sydney
Townsville
10 October 2017 - 7 December 2017
$185
Melbourne
Townsville
31 January 2018 - 21 March 2018
$209
Adelaide
Townsville
31 January 2018 - 21 March 2018
$239
Melbourne
Townsville
10 October 2017 - 7 December 2017
$245
Adelaide
Townsville
18 October 2017 - 7 December 2017
$275

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