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Attention passengers: Here are the best half price flights in Australia

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Travel was out of the question when the coronavirus pandemic virus first hit, but we in Australia have been pretty lucky this year. So lucky that hundreds of thousands of half price plane tickets are up for grabs, now that travel restrictions have eased.

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As part of a $1.2 billion tourism support package unveiled by the Federal Government, 800,000 half-price airline tickets are being made available online from April 1 for travel from May 1.

The scheme aims to encourage Aussies to holiday interstate while international travel is still off the cards so domestic travel has never been easier.

The subsidy is open to any airline that has been flying the nominated routes in the past two years – Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar are among them, as well as some regional operators.

A spokesperson for Qantas told news.com.au that some of the highlights will include Sydney to the Gold Coast for $77, Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast for $100 and Sydney to Cairns for $118.

Jetstar, meanwhile is set to be even lower! According to Escape, the airline has flights from Sydney to the Gold Coast in June for $56 one way, just $28 one way with the half price deal.

Some of the other cheap fares include Melbourne to the Goldie for $57 and Sydney to Cairns for $83.

Wondering where to go? Look no further and prepare to board.

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Fasten your seatbelts for these cracking deals. (Credit: Getty)

Discounted flight routes

Flights to Queensland (including the Gold Coast, Cairns, the Whitsundays and Mackay region and the Sunshine Coast)
  • Adelaide – Gold Coast
  • Melbourne – Gold Coast
  • Sydney – Gold Coast 
  • Canberra – Gold Coast
  • Avalon – Gold Coast
  • Melbourne – Cairns
  • Sydney – Cairns
  • Darwin – Cairns
  • Sydney – Proserpine
  • Sydney – Hamilton Island
  • Sydney – Maroochydore
  • Melbourne – Maroochydore
  • Adelaide – Maroochydore
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Make like Will and Kate and book a trip to the stunning red centre. (Credit: Getty)

Flights to the Northern Territory (including Alice Springs and Uluru)

  • Adelaide – Alice Springs
  • Sydney – Uluru
  • Brisbane – Alice Springs
  • Melbourne – Alice Springs
  • Perth – Alice Springs
  • Sydney – Alice Springs
  • Brisbane – Uluru
  • Melbourne – Uluru
Flights to Tasmania (including Launceston, Devonport and Burnie)
  • Melbourne – Launceston
  • Sydney – Launceston
  • Brisbane – Launceston
  • Melbourne – Devonport
  • Melbourne – Burnie
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Fancy a hiking trip in Tasmania a la Locky and Irena? (Credit: Instagram)
Flights to Broome, Western Australia
  • Darwin – Broome
  • Sydney – Broome
  • Melbourne – Broome
Flights to Avalon, Victoria
  • Gold Coast – Avalon
  • Sydney – Avalon
Flights to Merimbula, New South Wales
  • Melbourne – Merimbula
Flights to Kingscote, South Australia
  • Adelaide – Kingscote

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