Qantas jacks up international fares up to 4%.
Qantas has advised travel agents this afternoon it will be increasing its core tariff for international fares sold in Australia by between 1-4%, effective 29 Oct.
Routes impacted include those under the joint Qantas and Emirates partnership, along with QF’s routes to South Africa, Hawaii, South America, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia.
A Qantas spokesperson confirmed the increase to Travel Daily, saying all international routes including Tasman services but excluding destinations in mainland USA (LAX, JFK, DFW, SFO), will be subjected to the rise.
Return Economy class fares will increase between $10-$40, while return Business class fares will jump between $20-$200, depending on route, the Qantas spokesperson said.
“Any existing bookings, including published, private and wholesale fares in all cabins, must be ticketed on/before 28 October, or within the Ticketing Time Limit, whichever is earlier, otherwise the increased fare levels will apply,” Qantas told travel agents.
“Qantas considers a range of factors in setting fare levels, including overall market conditions, demand and capacity,” the Australian flag carrier added.
See Monday’s issue of Travel Daily for more details.