Served by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the flight is also the third longest route in the world.
As the airlineâ€™s longest to date, it is also the first nonstop commercial flight linking Australia and Europe. Served by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the flight clocks a total of 14,500 kilometers and a total of 17 hours.
Business-class passengers onboard the 787-9 can enjoy direct-aisle access as the seats are laid out in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration. Each seat is also 24 inches wide and can recline to an 80-inch fully flat bed.
Qantas flight QF 9 departs Perth at 6:45 p.m. and arrives at London Heathrow at 5:05 a.m. the following morning, while Qantas flight QF 10 departs London Heathrow at 1:15 p.m. and arrives back in Perth the next day at 1:00 p.m.
With so much hype surrounding this new route, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has even gone as far to calling it a â€śgame changer.â€ť
He said: “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.”
â€śThis 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.”
Following this monumental launch, the airline has plans to introduce nonstop flights from London to Australiaâ€™s east coast capitals.
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