Qantas connects Perth-London for first time

Qantas’ first Perth to London flight has taken off, marking the start of the only direct air link between Australia and Europe.

Operated by a Boeing 787-9, the flight reduces total travel time by eliminating stopovers and taking advantage of the most favourable winds on any given day without having to factor in a mid-point in the Middle East or Asia when choosing a flight path.

Watch the inaugural take-off above.