Australia's international airline Qantas is set to become the first commercial airline to offer the longest non-stop flights from Australia to Europe with the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, up to 14, 498 km. The company plans to make its first flight in March 2018, after which regular flights will begin to other parts of the world.
The route will run from Perth, Western Australia to London. Travel time will be about 17 hours. According to the airline's representatives, the 236-seat Boeing-787-9 Dreamliner has improved comfort, lower noise levels and increased resistance to tubulence.
Prior to that, the longest route was 14, 215 km from Auckland (New Zealand) to Dubai (UAE), operating on an Airbus 380-800.
For the first time, the "Kangaroo Route" from Sydney to London was laid back in 1947. Then the Lockheed Constellation passenger plane covered this huge distance in 4 days, landing in Darwin, Singapore, Kolkata, Karachi, Cairo and Tripoli.
Business, Premium Economy and Economy ticket sales are scheduled to begin in April 2017.