Jetstar Pacific is set to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vietnam Airlines after Qantas confirmed that it intends to offload its minority stake in the carrier “in the coming months”.
Jetstar’s Friday flash sale features $35 tickets from Sydney to Byron; $55 from Sydney to Melbourne; and $39 from Melbourne to Newcastle.
Qantas Group chief executive Alan Joyce said airfares could be half of what they are today as long as it could cover cash costs.
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Virgin and Qantas have now stopped passengers sitting next to each other in order to improve social distancing onboard.
The government has granted approval for Sydney Airport to use the shortest of its three runways to store grounded aircraft.
Virgin Australia’s administrator, Deloitte, has confirmed investors are already interested in saving the airline after it entered voluntary administration.