From subsequent June, Qantas will provide return flights 3 times every week from the most important metropolis of Sydney to Perth Western Australia (WA) after which non-cease to the Italian capital of Rome, Xinhua news company reported.
The service, in Boeing 787 Dreamliners with cabins designed for lengthy-haul flights, will reduce greater than three hours off current journey occasions.
On Wednesday, the announcement got here a day after WA Premier Mark McGowan confirmed the state’s home and worldwide borders would reopen from February 5 following prolonged closures due to Covid-19.
Overseas arrivals would nonetheless want to current a damaging Covid polymerase chain response check three days earlier than arrival in WA and get examined once more on arrival however, if vaccinated, they’d not have to spend time in quarantine, McGowan mentioned.
Qantas chief govt Alan Joyce mentioned robust journey demand for the reason that borders had reopened had given the “Flying Kangaroo” confidence to discover new locations, including that in a put up-pandemic world, many Australians favor non-cease worldwide flights.
“Italy is the largest market for us in continental Europe for people visiting family and friends from Australia and we think customers will love flying direct to one of the world’s great cities,” Joyce mentioned.
McGowan and Joyce mentioned the brand new route was additionally anticipated to bolster the native tourism business, with Qantas to associate with Tourism Western Australia to encourage an inflow of European guests.
“The new route will open up our tourism industry to vaccinated overseas visitors who will see Perth and WA as an appealing and safe destination with unique attractions that can’t be experienced anywhere else,” McGowan mentioned.