Qantas Offers Budget Fares to Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore

12th Nov 2016

Although a full-service carrier, Qantas Airways is offering budget fares to certain destinations in Southeast Asia. Customers of the Flying Kangaroo can now get cheap fares to Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore for as low as AUS$358 for a return flight from Perth to Singapore.

Additionally, the Australian flag carrier is also offering cheap fares to Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Chiang Mai and Penang.

Most flights will be available between 15th January and 30th March next year, while flights to Jakarta, Indonesia will be available between 11th November and 12th December this year.

The sale ends on 15th November and includes checked baggage, opportunity to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points, in-flight entertainment, meals and refreshment.

Qantas Introduces VR App

Meanwhile, Qantas is going VR with a new app ? Qantas VR. The new virtual reality app will give passengers an interactive way of exploring and discovering new destinations before they physically get there.

The app was created by the Australian-based company, Start VR.

In a statement, Qantas Group Executive Brand, Marketing, Corporate Affairs Olivia Wirth said:

"Our aim with the new virtual reality app is to connect with travellers by showcasing parts of Australia they may not be familiar with. Customers loved our trial of VR headsets last year, but we wanted to take it to another level and make it more accessible. Anyone with an iPhone or Android phone can take a virtual tour of Kakadu National Park, for instance, then book a flight directly from the app and see it in person."

Start VR Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director Kain Tietzel said:

"The app allows us to share the story of Australia to an international audience in a way that is more intimate, engaging and interactive than we have been able to tell it before. The amazing audio and visuals offer international travelers coming to Australia a new insight into our culture, heritage and local stories."

The app is available on Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Android and iPhone devices. It has two modes: 2D landscape for smartphones and a split screen for users with Google Cardboard or a compatible headset.

Of course, users can use the app to book flights to the desired destination.