Perth Wins Paris Flights
After long-standing speculation, discussion and rumours, Qantas will use Perth as the origin point for newly announced flights to Paris, France.
The route will be operated by its Boeing 787 Dreamliner and fly four times weekly from July 12, 2024.
Qantas says that from mid-August 2024, its services to Paris will decrease from four weekly flights towards three.
A return to Paris comes after almost two decades away from the city and represents a commitment to increasing the international network at Qantas.
Fares are on sale at 9 am Western Standard Time (WST) starting from $1,899 from Perth and are available until November 2. Qantas says this is unless sold out prior.
Comments From Qantas Executives
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.Qantas Group CEO Vanessa Hudson
A Boost To Western Australia And Europe
Western Australia winning flights towards Paris is enormous for the state as Qantas says they’ll work with Tourism WA to facilitate tourism, among other opportunities.
Meanwhile, the launch of flights to Paris will add more than 75,000 seats between Australia and Europe every year.
Perth Airport will see flights operate out of Qantas’ existing terminal at the airport, which is Terminal 3.
The carrier cites the seamless connections to other domestic destinations in Australia. It also adds that it’s still in communication with Perth Airport over moving operations to Terminal 1, noting that conversations are positive.
All Possible Thanks To The Boeing 787
Qantas’ upcoming Paris flights have been made possible thanks to the addition of further Boeing 787 Dreamliners, albeit incredibly late.
The Australian flag carrier operates with a fleet of 124 in-service aircraft. However, its widebody operations consist of 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
Looking At Qantas’ Flights To Europe
Thanks to the launch of Paris flights, Qantas’s presence in Europe will grow to include the following options for customers:
- QF9/QF10 Perth-London (787)
- QF5/QF6 Perth-Rome (787)
- QF33/QF34 Perth-Paris (787) (customers can book and fly from Sydney)
- QF1/QF2 Sydney-Singapore-London (A380)
Apart from these flights, Qantas customers also can access partner airline networks such as Emirates.