Market Update - European Summer 2024

Tue, 04 Jun 2024

Market Update - European Summer 2024

A number of our key airline partners have just released final discount inventory for the next 3-4 months. Whilst some of the premium 1 stop airlines airlines are now looking for $9-12k price points to fill their final seats, our airfare specialists are getting a number of wins on 2 transit itineraries. Our crowd-favourite Oman Air continues to deliver the goods for value conscious clients. Frankfurt and Paris have the best availability in the $6-7k price range for the months ahead, working as a convenient base from which to base your travel plans. 

European heavyweights, Lufthansa and SWISS, have released significantly more discounted inventory in the $7-8k price range to a huge range of destinations, including regional ports to help fill their remaining seats for the months ahead. For the Qantas frequent flyers, Finnair remains a popular option with flights via Hong Kong partnering with Cathay Pacific returning good availability in the high $6k to high $7k price range across a range of peak dates. Bangkok and Singapore have pockets of good seat availability, especially when you stopover for a couple of nights in Singapore. Our experts will narrow down the best route combination for overall value, all we need is an idea of your departure city, destinations and dates to get the ball rolling so be sure to enquire today.

On a budget but yearning for that European sun? Ask our consultants about Mixed Class fares with Finnair, Turkish Airlines and Oman Air to help bring costs down with economy flights to Asia. For lead in pricing, the best strategy remains to book in advance with good availability between October and April now released, with peak season surcharges common for the busiest December/January travel dates. 

Our Top Tips for Last Minute Bookings

  • Look at 2 transit itineraries
  • Book to a central base in Europe
  • Avoid the UK to keep costs down 
  • Be open to stopping over to open up more availability
  • Avoid inbound flights to Australia in late Sep/early Oct

Best Deals for European Summer 2024

→ Oman Air - return Perth to Milan from $5,394 or return Sydney to Paris from $6,278.

Lufthansa/SWISS - return Brisbane to Madrid from $6,671 or return Melbourne to London from $7,044

 Finnair - return Sydney to Helsinki from $5,684 or return Melbourne to Berlin from $6,469.

→ Mixed Class Fares - return Perth to Istanbul from $4,071 or return Melbourne to Barcelona from $4,794.

If you’re needing expert advice on your European Summer airfares, speak to an airfare specialist today about which options are best for you! 

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