A well timed anniversary — Qantas Perth to London
Updated March 26, 2019 by CJ
Qantas today is celebrating its first annviersary of direct flights connecting Australia and London. The service has generated plenty of revenue and marketing for Qantas and economic development for Western Australia.
In this post we look at one of the key factors that has lead to the popularity of this flight: Its well planned times of departure and arrival.
Perth and London
This is excellent timing.
Passengers can finish their meeting in Perth around lunch time, hop on a plane, and be ready for the next meeting in London. The arrival may be a little early, but this gives leeway time in case of tardiness, travel time from LHR to London, and time to freshen up after the 17 hour flight.
The inbound to Australia isn’t as well timed as the outbound. Flying west is easier than flying east, and this is likely chosen as a balance of the turnaround costs at the foreign airport and that passengers are already funneled to business-centric London on the outbound leg.
If travelling on to Sydney or Melbourne however this gives you the opportunity to arrive in time to sleep before commencing work the following day (+2 from when you left London).
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