Qantas has confirmed that it will run its seasonal Perth to Rome service again in 2024. This will be the third year in a row that it has offered the service.
The 2023 services have just started up, and are currently running three days a week between Perth and Rome. Qantas use a Boeing 787 aircraft, and while they talk up the Perth to Rome line, the service actually starts out from Sydney, flying to Perth, and then onto Rome.
Having said all that, the 2023 operation of the service is scheduled to finish up in October, after a 4 month run..
The services for 2024 will go on sale in July. As is the case now, Qanats will use its Boeing 787 aircraft to operate the service. This offers three classes of service – Business, Premium Economy and Economy.
Qantas International CEO Cameron Wallace said the airline was pleased to be carrying Australians direct to Rome for another summer in Europe.
“Our Perth – Rome route was one of the most popular across our international network last year and bookings show that it’s shaping to be that way again,” said Mr Wallace.
“We also saw many customers using Rome as a gateway to continental Europe, connecting onwards with our network of partners, with Sicily, Athens and Barcelona being amongst the top destinations last year.
One of the trends we’ve seen emerge post-COVID is that preference for direct flights is higher than ever. Strong customer demand for our long-haul international routes has given us the confidence to commit to a third season in 2024.”