© Reuters. FIRST DIRECT FLIGHT BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND BRITAIN
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – australia’s Qantas has made Sunday the first direct non-stop flight between Australia and Britain, a journey of 14.484 km long 17 hours.
The flight Perth-London made by a Boeing (NYSE:BA) 787-9 Dreamliner was supposed to land in the british capital at 05h05.
This is the second flight, the longest ever affectué after a plane from Qatar Airways, which was connected to Doha to Auckland, New Zealand, a distance of 14.529 km.
The aircraft of Qantas, on Sunday, has won about three hours on the traditional flight, avoiding stopovers in Singapore or the middle East.
(Alana Schetzer, Gilles Trequesser for the French service)