Why is Qantas launching a direct Italy flight?
As popular as stopover destinations such as Singapore and Hong Kong are on the way to Europe – CEO Alan Joyce said COVID-19 has made stopovers (at least in third countries) less appealing if at all possible.
And while many destinations in Europe would be popular this coming northern summer, Italy was the most compelling for Qantas to capitalise on.
“There’s strong evidence the pandemic is making non-stop flights between Australia and the rest of world even more desirable as we learn to live with the virus and its variants,” he said.
“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 to spend time with loved ones or enjoy Italy.
“After the restrictions of the past few years, it’s the ideal time to reinvigorate our international network and we’ll continue to look for new opportunities.”
Qantas will offer onward connections to 16 further destinations including Milan and Venice in Italy as well as a handful of destinations of neighbouring countries including Athens, Paris and Nice
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