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$99 flights to the Whitsundays to go on sale TODAY - but there's a catch 

Flights to the Whitsundays have gone on sale for as little as $99.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Wednesday that cheap flights between Brisbane and the Whitsundays would revive the region.

The Alliance Airlines flights will fly four times every week from June 22 with airfares starting from $99. 

The flights are expected to bring 5,300 tourists to the region that will generate more than $9.2 million and create 85 new jobs.   

Extra flights between Brisbane and the Whitsundays have gone on sale for as little as $99

The Alliance Airlines flights will fly four times every week from June 22 and are already on sale

It comes as Queensland celebrated zero new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday.

The state had eased restrictions to allow limited internal travel from Monday, however the state's borders remain closed. 

Appearing at the famous Airlie Beach at Whitsundays region in north-east Queensland Ms Palaszczuk said the boost in flights would help revive the area.

'We are very pleased to announced that from today there will be extra flights from Brisbane to the Whitsundays,' she told reporters. 

'Tourism operators are already reporting 200 per cent increases in bookings since the COVID crisis began.'

'Tourism supports one in three jobs in the Whitsundays. We know how crucial this industry is to the livelihoods of people in this region,' she said. 

The flights are expected to bring 5,300 tourists to the region that will generate more than $9.2 million and create 85 new jobs. Pictured is model Elyse Knowles

Ms Palaszczuk said Brisbane residents looking to get away would find that the Whitsundays had a lot to offer.

'For many people who have been to Bali, Thailand or to the Greek Islands now is your opportunity to come and support the beautiful Whitsundays,' she said. 

'You only have to look at the beautiful scenery here to appreciate everything this region has to offer from the national parks out to the beautiful reef, to the locals, you will have a wonderful experience.'   

Ms Palaszczuk said the government was continuing to negotiate with other airlines including Qantas to bring more air travel to rural Queensland. 

Ms Palaszczuk said Brisbane residents looking to get away would find that the Whitsundays had a lot to offer 

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