Let it fly: The best airline sales to ring in the New Year

Snap up New Year deals when you can. Pic: ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock

WITH 2017 settling in its place, airlines around the world are offering deep discounts for those of you already thinking about a mid-year island trip.

Here are a few sales across various airlines for the best bargains.

Air New Zealand

Sale ends: January 20
You can save up to US$600 on your next flight to or out of New Zealand. Prices on routes to Australia and Asia are slashed, but for an island trip, check out the deals on flights to Samoa, Rarotonga, Norfolk Island, Niue, New Caledonia, Tonga, and Fiji.


Sale ends: January 31
The Emirates Hello 2017 global sale is offering discounts on more than 80 routes with flexible travel periods throughout the year. Whether you’re heading to Dubai, Tehran, London, Bangkok, Hyderabad, or Hong Kong, the Middle Eastern airline will have you sorted.

British Airways

Sale ends: January 31
If you’re planning for a trip out of Asia to Europe or the US, British Airways’ Unforgettable World Sale is offering discounts to more than 100 destinations around the world. If you’re based in Malaysia, fly out to Amsterdam and back for only US$650, or if based in the UK, a trip out to Singapore and back will only cost you US$547.

Qatar Airways

Sale ends: January 16
Qatar Airways’ Travel Festival lets you save up to 40 percent if flying from major cities in Asia to Europe or Africa. As a bonus, Privilege Club members will earn double Qmiles during the sale period while existing members can log into their accounts to find out about additional offers.

AirAsia India

Sale ends: January 15
Book from now to mid-January to enjoy cheap domestic and international fares from May 1, 2017 to February 6, 2018. The Early Bird 2017 sale sees steals such as US$36 for Goa-New Delhi flights, US$73 for flights from Bengaluru to Bangkok, and US$64 for flights from Chennai to Kuala Lumpur.