An airfare war has lead flights to international destinations hitting record lows.

Australian travellers are now paying just over $1,000 for return tickets to London as ticket fares plunge.

With airlines increasing the capacity on international routes by 9% it means that flights are not filling as quick. As a result, cheaper fares are then passed onto the consumer.

The largest fall in prices in the last year has been to popular destinations including London, Los Angeles, Phuket and New York.

The cheapest tickets to London has dropped by 23% to just $1043, while Los Angeles and New York have dropped by 11% to just $939 and $1199.

For travellers looking to go to Phuket, the flights have more than halved down to $373, according to Flight Centre.

Budget airlines are remaining competitive but it shows that a number of super-low fares are now appearing on luxury liners such as Etihad.

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Flight Centre has called the fares decreasing the beginning of a ‘golden era for travel.’’

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