Qantas and British Airways today announced the beginning of a six-day global airfare sale offering Singaporeans special prices to a host of destinations in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and a number of Asian cities. The sale includes round-trip economy class tickets for travel from 15 April until the end of June 2004. More than 40 European destinations are on sale. Springtime in Paris can be experienced from a low S$688, Frankfurt’s quaint architecture can be enjoyed from S$888, and the latest fashions can be viewed in London from just S$998. For only an extra S$200, 40 destinations around Europe, including cities in Ireland, Italy and Scandinavia can be enjoyed, with the possibility of a stop in London, Paris or Frankfurt, dependent upon the ultimate destination.
All of Australia is now within easy reach, with Brisbane or Melbourne from S$548, Darwin, Adelaide or Sydney, the Gold Coast or Cairns available from S$588, and Perth from S$488. When flying to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns or the Gold Coast, those wanting to visit two Australian cities can travel to an additional Australian city from only S$120 return.
For Singaporeans with an interest in visiting Middle Earth, from a mere S$788 Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington is within easy reach.
Those wanting a tropical holiday can head to Bali from as little as S$230, or Kota Kinabalu from S$190.
Passengers desiring extra space and comfort can experience 20 per cent extra overall space in British Airways’ premier economy class - World Traveller Plus - from S$948 to Sydney and Melbourne and $1888 to London.
The sale runs from today until 5pm, 5 April 2004. The airfares are valid for travel between 15 April and 30 June 2004. To be eligible for the promotion, customers must pay and be ticketed within 48 hours of booking.
Stephen Limbrick, regional general manager for Qantas and British Airways South East Asia, said: “This is a great opportunity for Singaporeans to visit those places that they have never been to or want to visit again. The destinations include some of Australia’s best-kept secrets such as Alice Springs and Hamilton Island, and for Europe there are over 40 diverse destinations to choose from, including Prague, Cork and Stockholm. With over two months of dates to choose from, now is the perfect time to book that dream holiday.”