PERTH – A Boeing 787 Dreamliner of the Australian airline Qantas is flying this weekend in 17 hours and 20 minutes direct from the Australian Perth to London. It is for the aviation industry for the first time reported the company Qantas in the festive departure on Saturday night. The unit is Sunday around 06: 00 our time in London expected. Qantas called the connection with England for seventy years the Kangoeroeroute.
On board are more than two hundred people, including Qantas boss Alan Joyce and sixteen crew members. The Australian minister for Tourism, Steve Ciobo, hopes that the connection to Perth “to a port of Australia” and that the direct flight more tourists to his continent attracts. A ticket from Perth to London costs about 1400 euro.
The flight is over a distance of almost 15,000 kilometers. The first time that Qantas the route he flew was in 1947, and then took the trip from Australia to London four days with nine stopovers. The Kangoeroeroute is not the only such long-distance bridges. Qatar Airways has a direct flight from Qatar to New Zealand, which is twenty minutes longer.