Gareth Evans told reporters on Tuesday morning, “There was not a NSW Health official in the aerobridge. They should have been.”
Australian Aviation investigates hundreds of complaints from Qantas customers angry over their inability to get refunds or information.
The special offer was part of a wider sale on 200,000 seats, with 70,000 selling out by early afternoon at a rate 40 times higher than a typical day.
Jetstar's Friday flash sale features $35 tickets from Sydney to Byron; $55 from Sydney to Melbourne; and $39 from Melbourne to Newcastle.
With the recent unveiling of an expanded domestic travel network, Qantas services between state and territory capital cities are set to ramp up dramatically across the month of June. Intra-state services to regional hubs including Cairns and Broome are also set to receive a boost. This content is available exclusively to Australian Aviation members. LoginBecome
The business also announced it could increase capacity "up to 40 per cent" by the end of July depending on demand and the lifting of state border restrictions.