Project Sunrise, Qantas’ intentions to fly nonstop between Sydney and London and New York, has been the subject of a lot of writing. Perth, in Western Australia, serves as the primary entry point for direct flights between Europe and Australia in the interim.
Currently, Qantas offers flights from Perth to London, but several other European locations are expected to come.
Rome-Fiumicino is the following option, which has already been confirmed (FCO). After a successful run last summer, it will be offered again this season.
In a recent development, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said in an interview with neighborhood radio station 6PR Perth on February 3, 2023, that the Australian airline is now in talks with Air France with the aim of launching extra services between Perth and Paris (CDG).
The head of the airline also revealed that despite terminating its service between Perth and Jakarta and Johannesburg, Qantas still intends to make the city of Western Australia its second-largest hub.
If airport capacity allocation concerns can be overcome, this would include extending international connectivity, including services to locations in Europe and Asia.
In order to achieve this, Mr. Joyce emphasized that Qantas anticipates acquiring one new aircraft each month throughout the course of the upcoming year. The airline may well investigate other options that could be explored, he continued, specifically identifying Brisbane as another possible growth vector even though Perth continues to be the chosen gateway for international expansion.