Qantas offering discount flights to Geraldton and WA’s north

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Camera IconFile Credit: Geoffrey Thomas/Geoffrey Thomas, Qantas jets line up for the early morning rush.

City of Greater Geraldton mayor Shane Van Styn has welcomed an announcement by Qantas offering a sale on flights from Perth to Geraldton saying it will aid local tourism operators.

“We applaud Qantas for offering these amazing deals to help encourage travellers to our region and to help boost many of the regions who are struggling at the moment,” he said.

From Sunday July 5, Qantas slashed airfares to regional destinations in Western Australia as a boost to tourism operators clamouring for visitors.

The sale fares are available for travel in August through to October, and includes availability in the September school holidays for most routes.

During the period flights to Geraldton have been cut to $159 one-way giving Perth residents access to experience the north of the State at the best time of year.

Other discounted flights include Perth to Broome for $209, Exmouth and Kalgoorlie for $179 and Newman, Port Hedland and Karratha for $229.

Mr Van Styn thanked Qantas for their proactive efforts in encouraging people to travel north.

“Everyone has been extremely impacted by COVID-19 but we are doing all we can to boost our economy, especially the tourism sector,” he said.

“The campaign is encouraging people to explore their own backyard and having the Coral Coast as front of mind for those travelling north.”

The sale ends on Friday July 10.

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