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Did someone say holiday? Here's where you can nab those blessed half price airline tickets in April

And no, it's not an April Fools Day joke.

By Alex Lilly
It's wild to think that this time last year, Australia was only just going into lockdown.
While many bigger picture uncertainties consumed us, another factor that many forward-planners dealt with was cancelling travel plans.
But one year on, we in Australia have been pretty lucky with travel restrictions around the country now easing.
So lucky, in fact, that hundreds of thousands of half price plane tickets are now up for grabs.
As part of a $1.2 billion tourism support package unveiled by the Federal Government, 800,000 half-price airline tickets are being made available online from April 1 for travel from May 1.
The scheme aims to encourage Aussies to holiday interstate while international travel is still off the cards so domestic travel has never been easier.
The subsidy is open to any airline that has been flying the nominated routes in the past two years - Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar are among them, as well as some regional operators.
A spokesperson for Qantas told that some of the highlights will include Sydney to the Gold Coast for $77, Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast for $100 and Sydney to Cairns for $118.
Jetstar, meanwhile is set to be even lower! According to Escape, the airline has flights from Sydney to the Gold Coast in June for $56 one way, just $28 one way with the half price deal.
Some of the other cheap fares include Melbourne to the Goldie for $57 and Sydney to Cairns for $83.
Wondering where to go? Look no further and prepare to board.
Fasten your seatbelts for these cracking deals. (Getty)

Discounted flight routes in Australia

Flights to Queensland (including the Gold Coast, Cairns, the Whitsundays and Mackay region and the Sunshine Coast)
  • Adelaide – Gold Coast
  • Melbourne – Gold Coast
  • Sydney – Gold Coast
  • Canberra – Gold Coast
  • Avalon – Gold Coast
  • Melbourne – Cairns
  • Sydney – Cairns
  • Darwin – Cairns
  • Sydney – Proserpine
  • Sydney – Hamilton Island
  • Sydney – Maroochydore
  • Melbourne – Maroochydore
  • Adelaide – Maroochydore
Make like Will and Kate and book a trip to the stunning red centre. (Getty)
Flights to the Northern Territory (including Alice Springs and Uluru)
  • Adelaide – Alice Springs
  • Sydney – Uluru
  • Brisbane – Alice Springs
  • Melbourne – Alice Springs
  • Perth – Alice Springs
  • Sydney – Alice Springs
  • Brisbane – Uluru
  • Melbourne – Uluru
Flights to Tasmania (including Launceston, Devonport and Burnie)
  • Melbourne – Launceston
  • Sydney – Launceston
  • Brisbane – Launceston
  • Melbourne – Devonport
  • Melbourne – Burnie
Fancy a hiking trip in Tasmania a la Locky and Irena? (Instagram)
Flights to Broome, Western Australia
  • Darwin – Broome
  • Sydney – Broome
  • Melbourne – Broome
Flights to Avalon, Victoria
  • Gold Coast – Avalon
  • Sydney – Avalon
Flights to Merimbula, New South Wales
  • Melbourne – Merimbula
Flights to Kingscote, South Australia
  • Adelaide – Kingscote
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Who.