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Article from BTNews 23 MAY 2022

London to Oz non-stop restarts

From today (Monday 23 May) there are once again daily direct services between Western Australia and London.

The flight time between Heathrow and Perth is around 17hrs, perhaps a little quicker southbound.  The Boeing 787-9 three-class daily service (QF19) leaves Heathrow (all times local) 11:55 arriving 11:00 and continues as an international flight to Melbourne, although with domestic passengers added, arriving 18:40.  Passengers for Sydney (and other internal Australian cities) need to clear immigration and customs at Perth before catching a variety on onward services.

The return of the Qantas London service must have been somewhat of a relief to the city of Perth, the airline initially routing via Darwin once that State had lifted its pandemic restrictions.  Whilst the flight is around one hour shorter, the capital of the Northern Territory population is vastly less than Perth (147,000 v 2.1m) which is far more productive in terms of passengers and cargo.

BTN has in the past flown both via Perth and Singapore to Sydney with the comment that Perth is longer and a Boeing Dreamliner, whilst for Singapore A380 offers a different style of aircraft.  Perth is also served by Qatar Airways via Doha.

See BTN 5 March 2018 ON TOUR: Britain to Australia non-stop by air 

See BTN 11 June 2018 Qantas Boomerang Route

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