The news of Air France and Qantas about codesharing is widespread. From July 20, 2018, the two airlines would enjoy new links between Europe and Australia. The sharing of codes would begin on jetliners through Hong Kong and Singapore.
Air France will do much of codesharing on Qantas flights primarily between, Sydney, Hong Kong, Brisbane and Melbourne. Furthermore, it would also place its codes between Singapore, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.
It has also been stated that Air France would offer its codesharing services on many domestic Qantas airlines flying from Sydney to Darwin, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra, and Cairns.
In the meantime, Qantas shall also provide its code on jetliners between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Hong Kong and Singapore operated by Air France. Both the airlines are set to an agreement to make connections on more than two hundred flights every week. Bookings would open starting from June 5.
In the month of March, there was a speculation on Qantas that it was looking forward to introduce non-stop flights between Paris and Perth on its own soon after introducing its non-stop Perth-London services.
However, Qantas refused to launch such route and clearly stated that the codesharing services with Air France, primarily the incorporation of Perth and Singapore flights shows that Qantas is planning for non-direct services between Perth and Paris only for the time being.
Alison Webster, CEO of Qantas International stated, ‘The introduction of codesharing services is essentially a fantastic news for our travelers who want to fly to Europe via Asia. This would grant them an option to get to Paris and earn Frequent Flyers points as well.’
"The codeshare is our strategy to partner and enable our customers to expand network and enjoy flawless flying experience wherever they wish to travel" he said.
The codesharing connection also opens up an option for business class travelers to get entrance into the new lounge flying with both the carriers. The business class passengers of Air France as well as the members of Gold, Platinum and Flying Blue Club 2000 would be fortunate to access the Qantas’s Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia lounges. Furthermore, the business class travelers of Qantas and the Platinum, Gold and Frequent Flyer Platinum one members access the lounges in Singapore, Hong Kong and Paris operated by Air France.