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Australians who miss out on the government’s 800,000 half-price flights may have another opportunity to snap up a discounted fare.
The deputy prime minister said if the remaining tickets sell out, the government remains open to extending the scheme and would “quite potentially” release more cheap tickets.
“When those 800,000 tickets are gone, I’m very happy to look at what we can do in the future,” Michael McCormack told Sky News on Thursday.
“We’ll look at Cairns, we’ll look at places like Darwin, Kangaroo Island.
“We’ll see if the program has worked successfully as we wanted it to and we’ll also see the economics of those regions.”
The Morrison government in March announced 800,000 half-price flight tickets would be up for grabs in a bid to boost tourism in regions struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The $1.2bn program also aimed to rejuvenate the nation’s crippled aviation sector.
Australians eager to snag a cheap holiday were told at the beginning of April to have their wallets ready as the first round of flights dropped…