Non-stop Qantas London-Perth flights are to return ahead of schedule later this month.
The direct service, which was diverted to Darwin due to Covid restrictions in Western Australia, will resume to Perth on May 23 instead of June 19 as previously planned following the relaxation of the state’s border curbs.
Tickets go on sale today (Wednesday).
The route was the only non-stop service between Australia and the UK when launched in 2018 before being re-routed due to the pandemic.
More than 122,000 UK travellers visited Western Australia in pre-pandemic 2019.
State tourism minister Roger Cook said: “The United Kingdom is a key visitor market for WA and the early return of the Perth-London route marks a great day for tourism in our state.
“The two direct connections from Perth to London and Rome will provide a huge boost in the number of visitors coming to WA from Europe, which will create more jobs in our tourism, entertainment and hospitality industries, and inject millions into our state’s economy.
“This is yet another sign of confidence that WA is open for business and open for tourism.
“We strongly encourage our European friends to take advantage of these direct services to come to Western Australia, visit family and friends, and most importantly, wander out yonder into our regions and explore all the incredible attractions our state has to offer.”
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