Qantas has confirmed plans to launch non-stop
flights between Perth and London, England.
Qantas will launch the 14,498 km flights using
Boeing 787-9 aircraft in March 2018. The flight will take
approximately 17 hours.
“When Qantas created the Kangaroo Route to
London in 1947, it took four days and nine stops. Now it will take
just 17 hours from Perth non-stop,” said Qantas Group CEO, Alan
Joyce. “This is a game-changing route
flown by a game-changing aircraft. Australians have never had a
direct link to Europe before, so the opportunities this opens up
The new flight will operate
through Qantas’ existing domestic terminals (T3/4), which will be
upgraded to accommodate international flights.
current international services from Perth (to Singapore and to
Auckland) will also move to this terminal.
Qantas will move its
operations to an expanded Terminal 1 at Perth Airport by 2025,
pending a commercial agreement.
“We’ll be looking at the timing of our domestic
flights through Perth to offer the best connections we can to our
international flights, particularly given they will all be under
the one roof,” said Mr Joyce. “I’d like to acknowledge the support of the West Australian
Government and Perth Airport in helping make this service a
Seats on the Perth-London flights will go on sale
in April 2017 for the first services in March 2018.
787-9 Dreamliners used on the route will carry 236 passengers
across Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.
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