The Australian airline’s travel cost between the states between Sydney and Melbourne is now $ 1,3000
High Prices: Airlines are raising the cost of travel between the states and it’s now over $ 1,300 to fly from Sydney to Melbourne and almost $ 3,000 from Victoria to Queensland
- Aussie airlines have increased the price of interstate flights exponentially
- Return trips between Sydney and Melbourne are normally as low as $ 100
- It now costs more than $ 1,304 to fly between Australia’s two largest cities
- Return from Melbourne to Cairns is $ 3,268, while Brisbane to Sydney is $ 1,730
- Due to the limited number of flights, airlines are more expensive to use
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Australian airlines have increased the cost of travel between the states to offset the loss of income during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before the corona virus reached a return flight from Sydney to Melbourne, it only cost $ 100, but tickets are now over $ 1,000 for a return flight.
According to Skyscanner, the only direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne that depart on May 28 and return on June 4 are Qantas and cost $ 1,304 in total.
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane and back now cost $ 1,730 on the same dates with Qantas and Jetstar on the return journey.
Those who want to travel from Perth to Sydney will have to pay $ 1,875 if they want to fly next week.
To get from Melbourne to Cairns, travelers should fly with a mix of Qantas, Airnorth and Fly Corporate and pay $ 3,268.
The Sydney Harbor bridge and the Opera House at dusk. Return flights from Sydney to Melbourne, which are normally as low as $ 100, now cost more than $ 1,300 between May 28 and June 4.
With lockdown and travel restrictions, the demand for flying has fallen, which has drastically reduced the number of flights between Australian cities.
Some states have also imposed border restrictions, making travel between states less attractive and more expensive.
NSW, Victoria and the ACT have no border restrictions and travelers are free to move between them without quarantining.
However, Queensland has closed its borders to the other states, and only freight, essential workers and business travelers are allowed.
There are also exceptions for those with court orders and medical arrangements, and special exceptions are made on compassionate grounds.
Even if you have permission to travel from Victoria to Queensland, those who want to go from Melbourne to Brisbane next week will have to pay a whopping $ 3,206.
A tram runs past Flinders Street Station in Melbourne. NSW, Victoria and the ACT have no border restrictions, so there are more flights between these locations, although they are still expensive
People swim in Streets Beach in Brisbane prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Queensland has introduced border restrictions on non-essential travel, resulting in limited flights traveling in and out of the state
Western Australia has similar bans on non-essential travel, which has resulted in limited flights within and outside the state.
If you fly Qantas from Melbourne to Perth on May 26 and return on June 2, you will get $ 660 back.
Both essential and non-essential travelers are allowed to enter the Northern Territory, but non-essential travelers must quarantine themselves for 14 days.
Going from Sydney to Darwin with Qantas and Airnorth on May 26 and returning on June 1 will cost $ 1,798 due to limited trips per week.
Like the NT, South Australia and Tasmania both allow nonessential travelers into the state, provided they quarantine themselves.
As a result, limited return flights from Hobart to Sydney cost $ 1,000, while those between Sydney and Adelaide aren’t that high, costing $ 224 both ways.
An aerial view of Cairns in North Queensland. Limited return flights from Melbourne to Cairns now cost $ 3,000
FLIGHT PRICES DURING COVID-19
Sydney to Melbourne, return with Qantas, May 29 – June 3: $ 1,304
Sydney to Brisbane, outgoing with Qantas and incoming with Jetstar, May 27 to June 5: $ 1,730
Melbourne to Brisbane, return with Qantas, May 28 – June 2: $ 3,206
Melbourne to Cairns, back with Qantas, Airnorth and Fly Corporate, from May 28 to June 3: $ 3,268
Melbourne to Perth, return with Qantas, May 26 – June 2: $ 660
Perth to Sydney, return with Qantas, May 26 – June 5: $ 1,875
Sydney to Darwin, Qantas and Airnorth, May 26 to June 1: $ 1,798