Posted: 31 October, 2016

Qantas Is Seriously Considering Non-Stop Flights From Australia To London

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Travelling to London from Australia can be a total nightmare. Hours and hours spent sitting in a cramped seat, two long flights and a stopover when you’re just about ready to fall asleep doesn’t exactly leave you feeling fresh when you arrive at Heathrow.

However that could soon be a thing of the past.

Qantas announced last week that thanks to their new Dreamliner 787-9 aircraft they’ll be seriously considering introducing non-stop Perth to London flights.

"This aircraft allows us to fly routes that we could only imagine in the past," Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told The Australian. "It ­allows us to fly from Perth to London, from Sydney to Chicago or Melbourne to Dallas."

The airline is still in negotiations with Perth Airport and the Western Australian government.

“We are still in the midst of discussions and there is always to-ing and fro-ing on commercial discussions, but it’s such a great opportunity for Western Australia it would be a shame if we couldn’t close a deal,” Joyce said. “It’s so game-changing ­because Australia has never been connected with Europe with a regular passenger service.”

This would be the first non-stop flight between Australia and Europe.

The 787-9 Dreamliners will replace five of the older B747 planes, and will offer just 236 seats to provide passengers with more space and comfort. The first planes will be delivered in October 2017.

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