Qantas is set to launch another new international route from Australia this evening, with direct seasonal flights from Perth to Rome taking off in time for the European summer as Australians reignite their passion for globetrotting after two years of travel restrictions.
It follows the announcement yesterday that Qantas will also launch two new international routes, from Perth to Johannesburg from 1 November and Perth to Jakarta from 30 November this year.
Qantas’ new non-stop flight from Australia to Italy is the only direct flight between Australia and continental Europe offered by any airline.
It follows the popularity of the airline’s Perth to London flight which launched in 2018 and quickly became one of the most in-demand routes on the Qantas global network.
A recent study commissioned by Qantas confirms that traveller preference for point-to-point travel is higher than ever post-COVID. Appeal for direct flights from Australia to London has increased from 45% to 59%.