International airfares finally drop as competition heats up

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International airfares are finally falling as competition heats up with both Qantas and Virgin Australia launching sales.

Qantas has put 170,00 seats on sale across many international routes while Virgin Australia discounted half a million seats across both its domestic and international services.

Business class seats are also in the mix with the Qantas Sydney-Los Angeles return route dropping from its eye-watering highs of $20,000 to $7299.

Qantas has also launched a new Melbourne to Jakarta service starting on April 16.

“Indonesia is a rapidly growing economy and home to more than 270 million people,” said Qantas domestic and international chief executive Andrew David.

“As one of Australia’s closest neighbours, these new flights will also help support the growing trade and investment links between our two countries.”

The new route follows the launch of flights from Melbourne to Delhi and Melbourne to Dallas.