Qantas has revealed the pricing for its first direct flight between Perth and London - and the tickets go on sale today. A non-stop return Economy flight to London will officially set you back $2270, although Qantas is promising prices below $2000 during promotional periods. Here are the details.
Qantas' new non-stop flight to London kicks off on 24 March 2018 with tickets available to purchase now. It will take approximately 17 hours - which makes it the longest flight on the Qantas network.
Flights will be made daily by Boeing 787-Dreamliners; a new aircraft specifically designed for long-haul flights. It boasts a 236 seat count which is lower than equivalent aircraft from most rival airlines, translating to more room for customers. (You can find out more about Qantas' 787-Dreamliner here.)
"We’re conscious that this is a long flight, but not much longer than our Sydney to Dallas service. It’s the kind of route that the Dreamliner was created for, because of its built-in features to reduce jetlag and improve the overall travel experience," Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said in a statement.
"...It used to take four days and seven stops but now we’re able to link Australia and UK in a single hop. It’s a level of convenience Australians have never had before."
So how much will a flight cost you? As mentioned, return Economy flights for the Melbourne-London and Perth-London routes start from $2270. (Note: Melbourne flights include a stopover in Perth.) Qantas expects fares to drop below $2000 during sale periods.
Year round return Premium Economy fares start from $4450 between Melbourne and London and from $4250 between Perth and London. Year round return Business fares start from $9890 return between Melbourne and London and from $9725 between Perth and London.
Currently, customers from other Australian cities, including Sydney, will need to connect to London via Perth. On the plus side, the international and domestic flights will arrive and depart from the same terminal which should translate to a seamless transition from one aircraft to another.