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These last-minute flights to Europe over summer start from just $839 return

Stephanie Yip 14 June 2018 NEWS

Departs from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Europe's sunniest spots.

Air China has extended its sale on last-minute Europe fares with flights from three Australian cities, namely Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, starting at just $839 return.

The news is all uphill from there with the full-service airline offering travel from 21 June through to 15 December, allowing you to bask in the sunkissed summer rays of the northern hemisphere on the cheap.

Flights are available to Barcelona, Milan, Athens, Rome, Budapest, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Stockholm and Paris with the cheapest journey being awarded to Melbourne to Barcelona at $839 return.

Other sample fares include: Melbourne to Milan from $855, Sydney to Athens from $879 and Brisbane to Rome from $895 return.

All fares come up under $1,100 return (outside of flights to Munich) which is almost unheard of during the peak summer months.

You have until 30 June to secure your seat though at these prices I'd probably be encouraging you to snatch them up sooner as you never know when the promotional seats will sell out. Get yours now through STA Travel.

Alternatively, check the table below for the cheapest flights on Air China available from your home city.

How good are these fares?

  • Price: Great. It's difficult to do better than $839 return unless you start turning toward budget airlines like Scoot that can get you in for under $600 return if you're willing to sacrifice baggage, in-flight meals and entertainment, and travel time.
  • Travel time: OK. All flights include a stopover in China which you can extend to score two holidays for around the price of one. This increases flight time, though if you play your cards right, transit time can be minimal.
  • Airline: Good. Air China is a full-service carrier, though only a 3-star one so while it's not heavily lauded in the industry, it's a far cry from budget.
  • Weather: Great. With such a large travel window you can see Europe during summer, autumn and winter. Sadly Christmas dates are excluded from the sale, but when is that new?

A full list of flights to Europe on sale with Air China:

FromToTravel datesReturn fareBook
MelbourneBarcelona21 June - 15 December 2018$839Book your flights with STA Travel
MelbourneMilan21 June - 15 December 2018$855Book your flights with STA Travel
MelbourneBudapest21 June - 15 December 2018$855Book your flights with STA Travel
MelbourneAthens21 June - 15 December 2018$859Book your flights with STA Travel
BrisbaneBarcelona21 June - 15 December 2018$859Book your flights with STA Travel
SydneyBarcelona21 June - 15 December 2018$865Book your flights with STA Travel
BrisbaneMilan21 June - 15 December 2018$869Book your flights with STA Travel
BrisbaneBudapest21 June - 15 December 2018$874Book your flights with STA Travel
MelbourneRome21 June - 15 December 2018$875Book your flights with STA Travel
SydneyMilan21 June - 15 December 2018$875Book your flights with STA Travel
SydneyAthens21 June - 15 December 2018$879Book your flights with STA Travel
BrisbaneAthens21 June - 15 December 2018$879Book your flights with STA Travel
SydneyBudapest21 June - 15 December 2018$879Book your flights with STA Travel
MelbourneParis21 June - 15 December 2018$895Book your flights with STA Travel
SydneyRome21 June - 15 December 2018$895Book your flights with STA Travel
MelbourneStockholm21 June - 15 December 2018$895Book your flights with STA Travel
BrisbaneRome21 June - 15 December 2018$895Book your flights with STA Travel
BrisbaneParis21 June - 15 December 2018$912Book your flights with STA Travel
SydneyStockholm21 June - 15 December 2018$915Book your flights with STA Travel
BrisbaneStockholm21 June - 15 December 2018$915Book your flights with STA Travel
SydneyParis21 June - 15 December 2018$917Book your flights with STA Travel
MelbourneFrankfurt21 June - 15 December 2018$942Book your flights with STA Travel
BrisbaneFrankfurt21 June - 15 December 2018$964Book your flights with STA Travel
SydneyFrankfurt21 June - 15 December 2018$965Book your flights with STA Travel
MelbourneLondon21 June - 15 December 2018$999Book your flights with STA Travel
BrisbaneLondon21 June - 15 December 2018$1,045Book your flights with STA Travel
SydneyLondon21 June - 15 December 2018$1,049Book your flights with STA Travel
MelbourneMunich21 June - 15 December 2018$1,112Book your flights with STA Travel
SydneyMunich21 June - 15 December 2018$1,129Book your flights with STA Travel
BrisbaneMunich21 June - 15 December 2018$1,147Book your flights with STA Travel

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