Qantas Announced New Scheme To Encourage More Domestic Travel
The initiative is the latest move by the national carrier of Australia to bring their frequent flyer programs back into balance after consumers acquired enormous stockpiles of points during the COVID-19 epidemic in 2015. Following the introduction of a “Green Tier” program earlier this year, the airline has begun rewarding passengers with frequent flyer points for making environmentally friendly decisions.
As part of an effort to increase domestic travel during the country’s winter months, the national airline Qantas is preparing to deploy hundreds of “points aircraft” that will provide very low-cost flights inside the country.
The scheme is the airline’s latest attempt to bring its frequent flyer programs back into balance after passengers amassed enormous stockpiles of points during the COVID-19 epidemic, according to the company. Following the introduction of a “Green Tier” program earlier this year, the airline has begun rewarding passengers with frequent flyer points for making environmentally friendly decisions.
Passengers traveling between Australia’s main cities will be able to take advantage of a 30 percent discount on economy tickets starting in June. In addition, 1,700 “points aircraft” are scheduled to take off, in which every seat may be bought using frequent flyer miles earned by the passengers.
CEO of Qantas Loyalty Olivia Wirth said that the initiatives will assist to enhance tourism throughout the country in the coming months on Monday, February 11. This winter, these Points Planes will allow hundreds of thousands of frequent travellers experience rural Australia, thanks to a significant rise in demand for regional travel since the outbreak of the influenza.
When points are combined with a flight between Sydney and Townsville, a tiny city in the Australian state of Queensland, jet-setters might spend as low as 41 Australian dollars (approximately 29 US dollars) to travel between the two cities.
Statistics from Australia’s government transport research organization, the Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics, indicated that domestic aviation is still far below pre-pandemic levels, according to the most current data available.
In February of 2022, 2.69 million passengers traveled domestically, an increase from 1.87 million in February of 2021 but a significant decrease from the 4.6 million passengers that flew domestically in February of 2020 before the pandemic caused interruptions.