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Of course there's a catch! Non-stop Perth to London flight 'will cost 40 PER CENT more' than a regular flight
- The non-stop Qantas flight is predicted to cost passengers 40 per cent more
Flightglobal's Ellis Taylor
said the cost of carrying more fuel will increase prices
The 14,466km flight between
Perth and London will take just over 17 hours
Qantas said passengers will
be able to book the flights as early as April 2017
The long-haul flights are
not expected to commence until March 2018
A senior Qantas
spokesperson said travelers can expect competitive prices
PUBLISHED: 18:15 EST, 12 December 2016 | UPDATED: 19:41 EST, 12 December 2016
A non-stop Qantas flight from Perth to London might be cutting travel time, but an aviation expert has warned it could cost up to 40 per cent more to fly.
The airline announced on Monday it would be taking bookings for flights direct to London from Perth from April 2017, giving Australians the first opportunity to fly to Europe without a stopover.
But Ellis Taylor from Flight Global told 6PR Radio that Qantas would have to charge customers more because of the cost of carrying more fuel.