More than 200 excited passengers boarded Qantas’s direct flight from Perth to London on Monday night for the first time in two years.
The popular Perth-London route has been on hold since the start of the COVID outbreak.
Flight QF9 saw 236 passengers board a Boeing 787 Dreamliner ready to depart from Perth at 6:50pm on Monday who are set to arrive at London Heathrow after more than 17 hours in the air.
Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown said the service was operating six times a week with flights booked out for the next month.
“And that’s no surprise to me I’ve been asked constantly for the last two years when is the London direct flight coming back,” he told media.
“We are proud to welcome this important connection back to Western Australia,” Premier Mark McGowan said earlier this month.
“This direct route between Perth and London made history when it was first launched, and along with the upcoming Perth to Rome route, its early return firmly positions WA as Australia’s western gateway to Europe.”