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Qantas to launch flights to Paris

Qantas has announced a new nonstop service to Paris, France. The French capital will be the airline’s third European destination.

Bonjour, Paris!

Qantas will launch flights to Paris in July 2024, just in time for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and European summer.

Starting 12th July 2024, Qantas will operate a 4-weekly nonstop service between Perth and Paris with the following schedule:

  • Perth-Paris Charles de Gaulle
  • Departure time: 19:35
  • Arrival time: 06:55 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 17 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: QF33
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

  • Paris Charles de Gaulle-Perth
  • Departure time: 09:55
  • Arrival time: 08:30 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 16 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: QF34
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

These flights will be operated by Qantas’ flagship long-haul aircraft, the Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners featuring 42 lie-flat Business Class seats, 28 Premium Economy seats and 166 standard Economy Class seats.

Business Class seats on Qantas’ B787-9s
Premium Economy seats on Qantas’ B787-9s
Economy Class seats on Qantas’ B787-9s

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The service will decrease to 3-flights-a-week from 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. 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.

said Vanessa Hudson, CEO, Qantas Group.

This new year-round nonstop service will see Qantas operate to the French capital for the first time in nearly two decades. The new flight will add more than 75,000 seats between Australia and Europe each year.

The Australian flag carrier says that it will 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.

The new flights will operate through Qantas’ existing terminal at Perth Airport (Terminal 3), which will allow easy connections to other domestic destinations in Australia. Qantas says that it is making positive progress in negotiations with Perth Airport authorities about moving its operations to Terminal 1.

Securing new direct aviation services like this is absolutely vital to drive travellers to Western Australia, inject visitor spend into our economy and create jobs in the tourism and hospitality industries.

said Roger Cook, Premier of Western Australia.

The Paris service will also offer travellers another option for connecting to more than 70 destinations across the region, including Barcelona, Munich, Frankfurt and Athens, and 12 destinations within France through Qantas’ network of partners.

The arrival of new aircraft in recent months and recent increases in flying will see the Qantas Group’s international capacity increase to above 90% of pre-COVID levels by the end year and return to 100% by the middle of next year.

Qantas is also offering “Circle fares” which allows travellers to fly into Paris and return to Australia from London or Rome on the same ticket.

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