Qatar Airways launches fully-flexible 2021 global sale on flights departing Auckland

Travel dates can be changed for free, or tickets can be refunded.
Travel dates can be changed for free, or tickets can be refunded. Photo credit: Newshub

Qatar Airways has launched a week-long sale offering trips from New Zealand to international destinations like South Africa for as little as $1649 return.

The fares are available to buy until January 24 and the travel must take place by September 30 - but the bookings will be covered by Qatar's guaranteed COVID-19 flexibility policy. 

This means passengers will be able to change the date and destinations on their bookings as often as they need, with no extra fees so long as they are not upgrading to a higher class ticket.

Qatar Airways will also fully refund a ticket with no penalties, if necessary.

The latest flexibility policy covers all tickets booked before April 30 and is valid until December 31.

Flights leaving Auckland for Cape Town return start at $1649, while a return ticket to the Maldives starts at $1709. Business Class fares start from $7569 return from Auckland to the Maldives and $7579 return to Zurich. 

Qatar Airways' onboard safety measures include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for cabin crew and a complimentary protective kit for passengers which includes a face mask. 

If you're interested in these sale airfares, you should check what COVID-19 rules are in place at your intended destination as many require quarantine-upon-arrival or restrict all inbound travel to citizens only.

All of the below prices are return, ex Auckland, per person.

Qatar Airways January sale:

Cape Town

  • NZ$1649 Economy
  • NZ$8729 Business


  • NZ$1709 Economy
  • NZ$7569 Business


  • NZ$1869 Economy
  • NZ$7579 Business


  • NZ$1959 Economy
  • NZ$7709 Business


  • NZ$2099 Economy
  • NZ$7909 Business


  • NZ$2109 Economy
  • NZ$7939 Business