Jetstar offers cheap Adelaide to Sydney flights after border restrictions ease

Jetstar has slashed the prices on flights between Adelaide and Sydney ahead of the school holidays.

The discount airline has launched a 36-hour flash sale to celebrate the reopening of the SA-NSW border.

Five thousand one-way fares will be on offer for just $59.

The sale starts at midday AEST on Wednesday and runs until 11.59pm AEST on Thursday unless sold out prior.

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall made the much-awaited captain’s call on Tuesday, with 14 days’ coronavirus quarantine no longer required for New South Wales residents as of Thursday.

In response, Qantas announced it will reintroduce daily direct flights between Sydney and Adelaide on Thursday, with fares starting at $213.

Jetstar flights will increase from five per week to twice daily from October 1.

That will be bolstered to three times per day the following month.

A Qantas spokesperson told 7NEWS the announcement is a major boon for tourism operators in the two states.

The airline stopped direct flights between Sydney and Adelaide in July as the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

“With the ongoing travel restrictions, we’re pleased to be able to help more travellers explore world-class destinations in their own country while getting more business and people back to work,” the spokesperson said.

“We’ll continue to monitor demand and look to add more seats.”

The Qantas flights from Sydney to Adelaide will depart at 9.15am and touch down at 10.55am (local time).

From Adelaide to Sydney, take-off will be 11.40am and arrival at 2pm.

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