WA premier, Qantas chief bury the hatchet
Qantas chief Alan Joyce has talked up Western Australia's tourism potential as the reopened state prepares to welcome new direct overseas flights.
The national carrier will resume flights between Perth and Johannesburg from November 1, reconnecting WA with South Africa for the first time since 2020.
Direct flights between Perth and Jakarta will also be launched from November 30.
Premier Mark McGowan on Friday confirmed the government would provide "fairly modest" subsidies for both routes but would not reveal specific figures.
He will travel to Rome on Saturday aboard one of the first direct Qantas flights between Perth and the Italian capital.
The Rome service is the first non-stop commercial route between Australia and continental Europe.
Direct flights between Perth and London also recently resumed and the government is …
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