Sydney | Published on 8th April 2013 at 11:16

Qantas Frequent Flyer today announced new Classic Award points pricing, enabling members to book Jetstar flights for 20 per cent less.

In a further expansion of the popular Frequent Flyer program, members can now also redeem points on Jetstar flights to more than 20 new Jetstar Classic Award destinations across Asia through the Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Asia networks.

The improved points structure will differentiate Qantas and Jetstar-operated flights and see Jetstar Classic Award seat redemptions start from 6,400 points (plus taxes, fees & carrier charges).

Chief Executive Officer of Qantas Loyalty Lesley Grant said the changes would give customers greater clarity, more choice and better value.

“This is great news for our frequent flyers. Redeeming Classic Award flights on Jetstar now requires 20 per cent fewer points and like-for-like, we believe it is the lowest points proposition for this product offered by any Australian loyalty program,” Ms Grant said.

“We are responding to demand from our members who have told us they want better redemption options on Jetstar, while at the same time increasing the range of destinations available to them thanks to Jetstar’s rapid expansion in Asia.

“The ability to book flights on Jetstar’s network in Asia means members can use points to fly from Sydney to Tokyo on Qantas and onwards with Jetstar Japan to Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka and Okinawa,” Ms Grant said.

Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said Jetstar’s growing Pan Asian airlines would provide new travel opportunities for Qantas Frequent Flyers to more destinations.

“From our hubs in Singapore and in Japan, Frequent Flyers will now be able to use their points to travel to some of the regions’ most popular destinations like Sapporo in Japan for skiing, to the temples in Myanmar and to Angkor Wat in Cambodia.”

The news comes after Qantas Loyalty unveiled details of benefits that will be available through the Emirates partnership and announced the next generation Qantas Frequent Flyer member card with prepaid functionality, called Qantas CashTM

Note: The improved points structure applies to Classic Awards on Jetstar only and is subject to availability. There are no changes to Qantas Classic Award bookings.