Published on 25th June 2024 at 14:35

Qantas announced today it will roll out classic French-inspired menus, limited-edition pyjamas and amenity kits as it prepares to launch new direct services between Perth and Paris from next month.

Taking off from 12 July, the Flying Kangaroo will be the only airline to offer direct flights between Perth and Paris, adding more than 75,000 seats between Australia and Europe each year.

Qantas Group Chief Customer and Digital Officer Catriona Larritt said the new onboard items created for the Paris flights will kickstart European summer holidays for customers from the moment they step on the aircraft.

“Our new direct Perth to Paris flights will cut around three hours off the current fastest travel time between the two cities and are shaping up to be really popular, particularly during the busy summer months.

“We know how much our customers love our signature pyjamas and relaxing with a drink and meal when they fly with us, so we’re excited to launch these bespoke initiatives to give them a taste of the city of light before they land.”

Martin Grant pyjamas and amenity kits

Chic limited-edition pyjamas with matching French-inspired amenity kits will be on offer for Business Class customers travelling on the new Paris route.

Created by Australian designer Martin Grant, the navy pyjamas display the journey between Australia and France.

Martin Grant said Paris was the fashion capital of the world and his love for the city made this collaboration with Qantas particularly special.

“After living in Paris for the past 30 years, the direct Perth-Paris flights will make it easy to fly from one home to another. I was thrilled to be able to team up with Qantas again to create the pyjamas and amenity kit to celebrate these new flights and the simplicity of French design.”

Neil Perry curated French menu 

Customers travelling on the new flights will be treated to popular French classics curated by Qantas Creative Director of Food, Beverage and Service, Neil Perry.

Bouillabaisse of snapper and Skull Island prawns; pithivier of chicken and tarragon with onion puree; and chocolate mousse with caramel poached pears, almonds and chantilly cream; will be served up to celebrate the start of the new Paris flights.

Following a recent revamp of the national carrier’s spirits menu, a French 75 cocktail will be available on the Paris flights for Business Class customers. The celebratory French classic combines gin, lemon and sparkling wine to create a crisp, bubbly and refreshing aperitif during the inflight service.

Qantas Creative Director of Food, Beverage and Service Neil Perry said the new dishes pay homage to the great qualities of French cooking.

“French cuisine is made up of so many amazing classic dishes, we spent a lot of time developing a menu that captures the balance of richness and freshness in French flavours whilst also keeping an element of familiarity that our customers love.”

French bistro favourites including crème caramel and goats cheese salad with walnut vinaigrette will also be on offer across selected Qantas First and Business lounges throughout Australia.

Qantas French menu highlights: 

  • Beef fillet with pomme puree, snow peas and Café de Paris butter.
  • Fresh tuna Nicoise salad with olives, green beans, and lemon dressing.
  • Coq au vin with pancetta, mushrooms, potato puree and snow peas.
  • Duck and pistachio pâté en croûte with cornichons, radishes and watercress.
  • Rum Savarin with berries and chantilly cream.

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