Australian airline Qantas has given more reasons and more flyer points to those travelling to the Pacific paradise of New Caledonia.
Up until July 31, frequent flyers will have access to more reward seats with over 100 flights available between Sydney, Brisbane and Nouméa.
On these flights every seat in every cabin, including business seats, can be booked as a classic flight reward – for travel from August to November. Seats on these flights can also be purchased with cash.
Qantas operates five return flights per week with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft between Australia and New Caledonia – a weekly service from Brisbane and four services a week from Sydney.
It also codeshares with Aircalin on an additional seven return flights per week where extra classic reward seats will also be available from Sydney and Brisbane.
Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said flights remain frequent flyers’ favourite way to use their points.
“We continue to see incredibly strong demand across domestic and international travel as frequent flyers use the Qantas points they saved during the pandemic to book reward seats in record numbers, Ms Wirth said.
“Since flights recommenced in June, we’ve seen hundreds of Australians take off to New Caledonia for tropical holidays each week, and now frequent flyers can book any available seat across most flights using points.
Classic flight rewards seats Sydney – Nouméa (one way)
Economy: 18,000 points plus $119 taxes, fees and carrier charges
Business: 41,500 points plus $119 taxes, fees and carrier charges
Brisbane – Nouméa (one way)
Economy: 12,000 points plus $116 taxes, fees and carrier charges
Business: 27,600 points plus $116 taxes, fees and carrier charges
Offer does not include flights departing from Australia on 17-21 August, 23 September – 4 October and 19-24 October 2022; or flights departing from New Caledonia on 3-7 August and 2-12 October.
Frequent flyers also looking to book accommodation in Nouméa now need 30 per cent fewer points when booking with Qantas hotels.