Perth Paris Direct – Qantas to Announce Next European Non Stop Flights
Perth Paris Direct – Tens of thousands of European holidaymakers could be flocking to Perth by the end of the year, with Paris to Perth flights ready to take off.
Qantas will announce nonstop flights between Perth and Paris to takeoff as early as September this year, a report in a French travel media outlet said.
French language website deplacementspros.com reported that they had exclusive information that Qantas would announce the Perth Paris Direct flight this month, as the airline beings to service Perth London direct.
“Qantas will announce that Perth – Paris will be a reality before the end of 2018,” the website reported.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce may “even advance a possible date: September this year,” they wrote.
The flights would trigger a huge tourism boom for Western Australia.
Tourism Western Australia have already started marketing activations to entice more tourists to Perth from the UK, as well as encouraging east coast Australians to fly to Perth to holiday, before heading on European vacation.
The announcement could be made on March 24th in Perth, as the first every non-stop commercial flight between Australia and the UK takes off from Perth Airport.
The Perth Paris direct flight would be about 45 minutes less flight time than London, taking just over 16 hours.
“It’s great news for travellers because it will make it easier to get to London. It’s great news for Western Australia because it will bring jobs and tourism. And it’s great news for the nation, because it will bring us closer to one of our biggest trade partners and sources of visitors,” Joyce said of the non-stop Perth to Europe flights previously.
“This route makes Western Australia a new tourism gateway for Australia. We know from our research that there’s a lot of appetite to explore the west, not just from British and European visitors.”
At some point in the near future, Qantas are set to announce they will fly direct from Perth, Western Australia to Los Angeles, California on new aircraft set to be produced by Boeing and Airbus – it’ll be a complete game changer for air travel between Australia and the US.
Boeing’s 777-8X aircraft is the plane for the job, while the Airbus A350-900ULR could also be enlisted by Qantas.