Jetstar slashes fares for first international sale in almost two years.

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October 26, 2021
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One-way fares to Honolulu from $A179 and Phuket from $149 are among 200,000 fares advertised in the first Jetstar international sale since January 2020.

The airline is touting sale fares from across Australia to 12 international destinations including Phuket, Honolulu, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan and New Zealand.

The five-day sale includes fares starting from $109 from Darwin to Singapore, $149 from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Phuket and $179 from Sydney to Honolulu.

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Business Class seats are also on sale across routes operated by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with fares from $499 from Melbourne and Sydney to Phuket.

The airline says travel dates vary per route, including between mid-January to late March, late April to late June and mid-July to mid-September 2022.

Prices are based on two adults and Starter airfares exclude checked baggage.

International holiday packages, including flights and accommodation, are advertised from $429 to Phuket and from $529 to Singapore.

The sale started just after midnight Tuesday and runs until 11.59pm AEDT Saturday 30.

Jetstar’s Fly Flexible policy allows customers to change the date of their travel if their plans change, although a fare difference may apply.

One caveat is that all passengers aged 12 years and older will need to be fully vaccinated with a TGA-approved or recognized vaccine (unless they have an exemption).

They will also need to return a negative COVID-19 test result from an approved PCR testing site 72 hours prior to departure.

The fare sale is third to be launched this week with Virgin Australia and Rex as border restrictions begin to ease in Australia and the country begins the long march back to normality.

Virgin Australia on Monday launched what it described as one of its biggest ever sales involving 1.7 million fares to 28 domestic and international destinations.

Regional Express had earlier also put fares on sale as it confirmed it was ramping up its Australian network.