If you dream of visiting Australia on a holiday of a lifetime, but are put off by the long journey with stopovers in either Dubai, Singapore, or Hong Kong along the way, you’ll be pleased to know that your trip down under will be a whole lot quicker in 2018, with new direct flights from London Heathrow to Perth.
Australian Airline Qantas will be operating the route from 25th March 2018, and while flight tickets will cost slightly more than those with stopovers on-route, you’ll arrive in OZ just 17-hours after departing the UK, on what will be the longest non-stop flight in the world!
Image courtesy Qantas Dreamliner: Kangaroo Route 2018
Covering a staggering 9,009 miles, the new direct flight from London to Australia will be aboard fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner Aircraft, which boast bigger windows, generous 32” seats in economy, improved cabin air quality, and self-service bars to encourage passengers to get up and stretch their legs more often.
Named by the airline as the ‘Kangaroo Route’ the flight will run daily from March next year, when travellers will be able to fly from the UK to Australia in a single hop! Great news for business and leisure travellers alike, tickets could cost less than £900 return during deal periods, and just think of the amount of air miles you’ll clock up on one flight!
While 17-hours is a long time to spend on a plane, time really does fly when you’re having fun, and you’ll arrive in Western Australia without the inconvenience of getting on and off planes, overnighting in airport hotels, and risking the chance of your luggage being diverted to Timbuktu!
Western Australia is often left out of travel itineraries, in favour of tourist hot spots such as Sydney, Melbourne, and the Great Barrier Reef, but it is the perfect starting point for any Australian adventure, and if you love good food, good wine, beautiful scenery, and friendly people, you may just think you’ve arrived in heaven!