Australian travellers enjoying cheapest deals on international airfares


The increased competition among airlines has come as a blessing in disguise for the Australian travellers. The Aussies now can enjoy the lowest ever rate for international airfares! Bargain hunters, are you listening?

Flight Centre, an Australia-based international travel company, conducted a study that shows that discount fares to some popular travel destinations from Sydney were nearly 14% lower on average than a year ago.

The company’s general manager of Australian leisure business, Tom Walley, said that the competition between Hawaiian Airline and JetStar Airways helped drop the return fare from Hawaii from $856 to $511, which is almost 40% cheaper. On the other hand, the recent ash clouds incident and the entry of Air Asia to the route dropped the return fare from Bali to Sydney almost 27%. According to Mr Walley, these two destinations could be the hotspots for bargain hunters.


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Other things that worked in favour of the Aussie travellers were the increased capacity of the airlines and short-term downturns on some itineraries. As a result, the trans-Tasman fares started falling, giving the travellers the chance to take off to their coveted destinations – from Hawaii to London or from Phuket to Auckland.

However, Mr Walley advised bargain hunters to fix their travel calendar in advance and to grab a deal as early as possible as the airlines tend to offer limited seats on the cheapest deals and make them available for a limited time only.


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Look at the chart of the top 8 destinations in terms of highest discounted fares from Sydney:

  • Hawaii — 40.3%
  • Bali — 27.5%
  • Fiji — 25.9%
  • Phuket — 24.6%
  • London – 18.5%
  • Auckland — 14.9%
  • New York — 10.7%
  • Los Angeles — 8.4%

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