PHOTO: A Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in flight. (photo courtesy of Qantas)
London is about to get a lot closer to Western Australia. Qantas has just begun selling tickets on its new long-haul flight, which will be one of the world’s longest routes, says Stuff.
“Qantas has confirmed that tickets for the some 14,484km flight between Perth and London will go on sale in April, but has not given exact dates or pricing details,” reports the site.
While tickets will go on sale, the flights are not expected to launch until April 2018.
The new flight will be the first time that Australia will have a direct flight option to Europe and it will be just shy of the longest flight in the world at 14,484 kilometers and around 17 hours long.
Qantas plans to fly Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on the route.
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Outlook from the travel industry regarding the flight is positive.
"With a lot of growth in the Europe route via Asia and the Middle East a one-stop Australian route on a quality carrier will be a welcome fare to add to the mix. Particularly via Perth. Flight Centre has seen significant growth in travel to Western Australia in recent years and we believe a stopover here would be a popular option for our customers,” Flight Centre general manager product, Sean Berenson, tells Stuff.
For more information on these flights, read on here.