Qantas, the Australian carrier, is planning the first nonstop flight in history between Australia and Europe. The flights should commence March 2018, taking off from Perth and touching down 17.5 hours later and 14.500 km further in London. This planned route will be the 3rd longest commercial nonstop flight worldwide. The aircraft which is planned to be used will be Boing 787 Dreamliner which will be delivered by the end of 2017. And, this route could just be the beginning. Later on Qantas is thinking on adding nonstop flights between Frankfurt and Paris to Perth.
Today, a flight from Australia to Europe takes average (depends on the destination) 21 hours and has stop-overs. Also remember, in 1947 a flight from London to Australia lasted 4 days and 9 stop-overs were necessary.
Also, new features for the passengers, not only in business class but also in economy class, will be added. A new self-service bar will be part of it, and additional power-, and USB plugs will be available. Passengers in economy class will also have more storage room, a better foot rest, and personal reading lamps. This is nice news coming in a time where some airlines are cutting back – British Airways – are you listening?!
Stay tuned, we will keep you posted.