Australian flag carrier has announced a new non-stop flight between Perth and Paris, which will commence year-round service on July 12, 2024, ahead of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games that will take place in the French capital next year.
The highly-anticipated new route will complement Qantas’ existing non-stop European flights from Perth to London Heathrow and its seasonal flight to Rome, which coincides with the European summer.
Qantas will use its Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the nearly 9,000-mile flight from Western Australia to Paris, initially operating four times before moving to a three-times-a-week service beginning in mid-August 2024.
“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,” new Qantas chief executive Vanessa Hudson said on Sunday.
“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.”
Flights are already on sale, with prices starting at a special promotional price of just AUD $1,899.
The Paris to Perth will continue onwards to Sydney in much the same way that Qantas’ non-stop flight from London to Perth continues on to Melbourne. Customers will be able to travel direct from Sydney to Paris by making the short stopover in Perth.
And for Australian tourists keen to ‘do’ Europe, Qantas will offer a special circle fare, which will allow passengers to fly to Paris but return to Australia from either London or Rome.
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