Qantas to sell tickets for non-stop Perth to London flight

Qantas will fly non-stop between Perth and London from March 2018
  • Qantas will begin flying non-stop between Perth and London from March 2018 
  • Tickets for the 17-hour flight, one of the world's longest, go on sale next month 
  • The airline is remaining tight-lipped about just how much the tickets will cost 
  • An airline expert previously said return economy ticket could cost about $2000 

Tickets for non-stop passenger flights between Australia and the United Kingdom go on sale next month.

Qantas is gearing up to start selling tickets for their new non-stop Perth to London route, Australian Business Traveller reported. 

But the airline is remaining tight-lipped about just how much the flight will cost and if there will be any special launch fares.  

  Perth (pictured) travellers will be able to purchase tickets for the Perth to London flight from next month

Perth (pictured) travellers will be able to purchase tickets for the Perth to London flight from next month

The non-stop flight from Perth to London (pictured) will take about 17 hours

The non-stop flight from Perth to London (pictured) will take about 17 hours

The airline would only say all will be revealed next month, although airline expert Ellis Taylor from Flightglobal previously speculated a return economy ticket could cost about $2000 because of the fuel surcharge.

The exact start date for the route has not been penciled in but the airline says the new service will take flight in March 2018.

Qantas has also yet to reveal the date tickets will be offered for sale but their booking system accepts reservations from 350 days out.  

The flight will take about 17 hours to cover the 14,498 kilometre distance, making it one of the longest in the world.   

Qantas will deploy their new Boeing 787-9 aircraft on the route, which offers 236 seats spread across business, premium economy and economy.

When the airline announced the non-stop service in December last year, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce described it as a 'game-changing route'.  

Qantas currently operates two daily flights into London, one from Sydney and the other from Melbourne, both via Dubai.  

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce (pictured) has described the new service as a 'game-changing route' 

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce (pictured) has described the new service as a 'game-changing route' 

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By World Staff Writer 03/13/2017 00:25:00