Mardi Gras 2024 LIVE: Anti-cop protesters ambush the parade as Qantas unveils float tribute to flight attendant Luke Davies who was allegedly murdered by a police officer

Qantas has honoured slain flight attendant Luke Davies by embossing his name on the nose of a Qantas airplane on the airline’s official Mardi Gras float.

Mr Davies, 29, and former Channel 10 presenter Jesse Baird, 26, were allegedly murdered by serving police officer Beau Lamarre-Condon on February 19.

Luke Davies started flying with Qantas in September 2022 and moved from Brisbane to Sydney in November to work on the airline’s international network.

Qantas earlier this week released a statement saying it was an ‘incredibly sad time’ for the people who had worked alongside Luke.

‘Luke was a much-loved member of the Qantas cabin crew community in Brisbane and Sydney,’ Qantas’ executive manager of cabin crew Leeanne Langridge said.

‘He had a passion for travel, life, his family and friends and the customers that he served. He will be deeply missed. The whole team at Qantas are thinking of Luke and Jesse’s loved ones.’

Mr Davies was described as a ‘beacon of sunshine’ by grieving colleagues.

‘He was not just a close friend. He was a source of inspiration, a constant reminder of the beauty in life,’ one fellow flight attendant wrote.

‘Your laughter was infectious to everyone around you. Your passing leaves a void that words can hardly express.’