Australia’s flag carrier is due to begin a direct service between Perth and London in March 2018. With a flight duration of approximately 17 hours, the service will become the shortest and fastest version of the airline’s Kangaroo Route, which used to take four days and nine stops. The new route will also go down in history as the first non-stop route between Australia and Europe and the longest Boeing Dreamliner flight.
“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 are huge. It’s great news for travelers because it will make it easier to get to London. It’s great news for Western Australia because it will bring jobs and tourism. And it’s great news for the nation, because it will bring us closer to one of our biggest trade partners and sources of visitors,” said Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce.
Operated using the airline’s brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the route will carry 236 passengers across Business, Premium Economy, and Economy cabins. Passengers will get to enjoy the aircraft’s wealth of new features, including a First Class-like Business Suite, improved air quality, and lower cabin noise.
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