The airline company Qantas has launched a new “mystery flight” program that will take guests to random locations throughout Australia, BBC News reports.
- The company launched the program to help boost domestic tourism in its home country of Australia.
- “Airlines across the region are coming up with different strategies to tackle the pandemic-induced travel slump,” according to BBC News.
- Per Business Insider, the passengers won’t be told where they’re going in Australia before they land.
Per BBC News, the daylong trips were popular in the ’90s, too.
How it works
The airplanes take off from an airport in Australia. They then fly around the country to some of Australia’s most prominent locations for tourists to see, according to BBC News. The flights will then land in a mystery location where travelers can participate in daylong activities, according to CNN.
- Tickets for the flights cost about $577.
- The flight includes a number of activities, such as gourmet lunches and snorkeling at tropical islands around Australia.
- Tickets go on sale March 4, according to CNN. They will lift off March 27, April 18 and May 1.
- “As well as helping bring more of our people back to work, these mystery flights are another way to support tourism operators in regional areas especially, who have been hit particularly hard by several waves of travel restrictions,” said Qantas Group chief customer officer Stephanie Tully in a statement, according to CNN.