Qantas is adding another direct service between Australia and Europe with the launch of a new route between Perth and Paris, just in time for the 2024 Olympics and European summer.
Following the success of the carrier’s direct flights from Perth to London and Rome, the new year-round route will see Qantas operate to the French capital for the first time in nearly two decades, cutting around three hours off the current fastest travel time from Perth to Paris.
From 12 July 2024, the 17-hour Perth-Paris flights will initially operate four days per week during the peak European summer with the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which features economy, premium economy and business class.
Services will move to three per week from mid-August 2024.
Qantas Group CEO Vanessa Hudson said the airline was thrilled to put Paris back on the Qantas map with a direct link for Australians to the French capital for the first time.
“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,” Ms Hudson said.
“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.”
The new flights will operate through Qantas’ existing terminal at Perth Airport (Terminal 3), which will allow seamless connections to other domestic destinations in Australia.
Qantas and Perth Airport are making progress in negotiations about moving its operations to Terminal 1 by 2030.
Fares are on sale at 9am Western Standard Time (WST) starting from $1,899 from Perth and are available until 2 November unless sold out.
Travellers can also purchase a “circle fare” to fly into Paris and return to Australia from London or Rome on the one ticket.
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