Qantas to introduce first direct flight from London to Perth
Qantas have confirmed that they will be starting a new non-stop flight from London to Perth in March 2018, with tickets going on sale from April 2017.
The flight will take approximately 17 hours to travel the 9010 miles from London Heathrow to Perth. Qantas previously introduced the Kangaroo Route in 1947 but at that time it took four days and nine stops.
Perth is the closest major Australian city to Europe and is home to quite a large number of UK expats. The flight is likely to be timed so that travellers can easily connect to domestic flights within Australia for easy access to other major cities. The airline is currently still working out the timing and designing their on-board service to minimise the amount of jet lag for passengers.
The London to Perth flight will become the third longest direct flight in the World. A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will carry up to 236 passengers to Western Australia 14 times a week – great news for the state’s economy, and great news for all our students keen to start their university courses!
There are three universities in and around Perth, Western Australia. If you want to find out more, click the links to their profiles below.