In the last hour or so, Australian carrier Qantas has revealed its plans to operate a non-stop service between Perth and Paris, starting next year.
It remains clear that the airline is wanting to start this route due to the upcoming Olympic & Paralympic Games which is happening in 2024.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Qantas Announces New Nonstop Perth-Paris Route…
It is understood this new service from Qantas between Perth and Paris will begin on July 12 next year, and will operate on a four-weekly basis.
Such a route means that this is the first time in nearly 20 years that the airline is operating into the French capital.
Commenting on this was Vanessa Hudson, the airline’s CEO:
“This route has been on our wish list for a while and we think customers will be as pleased as we are to see it go on sale today”.
“Our direct flights to London and Rome have been hugely popular and Paris is the next most-requested destination, so we know the demand for this service will be strong as well.”
“Some of the first customers on these flights will be Australian athletes heading to Paris to compete at the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
“We’re the only airline offering these direct flights rather than going through a mid-point because the key market we serve is Australia. Our in-flight service is designed with long-haul travel in mind.”
“The schedule we’ve announced today will add more than 75,000 seats between Australia and Europe each year and we’ll be working with Tourism WA to help make the most of the opportunity to bring tourists here, knowing that direct flights are a big factor in people deciding where to travel.”
From Perth to Paris, Qantas is also adding the ability to start your journey from Sydney as well, but will require a stopover.
Overall, this is significant news from the carrier as they continue to grow their long-haul offering ahead of what is expected to be a busy summer season next year.
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