Rex, Jetstar and Virgin launch price war with flights as low as $30 between Melbourne and Sydney

rex jetstar and virgin launch price war with flights as low as 30 between melbourne and sydney

A price war over cheap flights has just intensified with Jetstar revealing it will offer thousands of discounted domestic tickets.

The low-budget arm of the Qantas group is offering fares as low as $30 for flights between Melbourne and Sydney.

It follows similar moves by rivals Regional Express and Virgin Australia, which unveiled $39 flights between Melbourne (Tullamarine) and Sydney on Monday.

Camera IconJetstar has launched a sale fare as low as $30 for flights between Melbourne and Sydney. NCA NewsWire / Paul Jeffers Credit: News Corp Australia

The price war was initially sparked by Rex, which revealed the sale first to boost travel numbers on the major route.

Jetstar’s fares are available until the end of August, while country carrier Rex’s one-way $39 flights are available until August 28 and Virgin’s deal is valid till December 15.

Both carriers include luggage, and Rex’s service will offer in-flight refreshments.

Camera IconRex will offer $39 flights between Melbourne and Sydney. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKE Credit: News Corp Australia

Deputy Rex chairman John Sharp said the sale would boost tourist numbers between the two major cities, which missed out on the federal government’s discounted tickets measure designed to stimulate the travel industry…

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