Qantas launches Perth to Paris route in 2024 ahead of Olympics

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Qantas will launch non-stop flights between Australia and Paris in July 2024, capitalizing on the period preceding the Olympic Games and the long-standing demand for the ever-popular European city.

The highly anticipated new route will complement Qantas’ existing non-stop European flights from Perth has London Heathrow and its seasonal flight to Rome, which coincides with the European summer. The first flight will take off on July 12, 2024 and will operate four times a week to the airport Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) – every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday – until the end of the Olympic Games in mid-August 2024, when it will be returned to three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). As with the Melbourne-Perth-London and Sydney-Perth-Rome flights, Qantas’ Paris flights will rely on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner configured to accommodate 236 passengers, including 42 business class seats, 28 premium economy seats and 166 economy class seats.

The flight will operate according to the following schedule:

QF33 Sydney to Perth: departure 1:55 p.m. arrival 5:00 p.m.

QF33 Perth to Paris: departure 7:35 p.m. arrival 6:55 a.m. (+1 day)

QF34 Paris to Perth: departure 9:55 a.m. arrival 8:30 a.m. (+1 day)

QF34 Perth to Sydney: departure 10:00 a.m. arrival 4:05 p.m.

The flight between Perth and Paris will cover a distance of 8,863 miles traveled in 5:20 p.m. westbound and 4:35 p.m. eastbound.

This is a good first pick for the new CEO of Qantas, Vanessa Hudson, which follows extensive discussions with Perth Airport over the city’s role as a “western gateway” for Qantas. “This route has been on our wish list for some time and we think customers will be as happy as we are to see it go on sale today,” Hudson remarked. “Our direct flights to London and Rome have been extremely popular and Paris is the second most popular destination. So we know that the demand for this service will also be strong. »

Qantas traveled to Paris for the last time in October 2004and ironically, it was also from Perth – with a Boeing 747 which passed through Singapore. Of course, Paris has also been earmarked as a potential destination for Qantas’ non-stop Project Sunrise flights from Sydney and Melbourne.

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