Flight Centre Now Selling Holidays to Perth in a Single Hop

Flight Centre Now Selling Holidays to Perth in a Single Hop
27th April 2017 James Brooke

Flight Centre Now Selling Holidays to Perth in a Single Hop

£1,679 ‘Perth Long Weekend’ package celebrates the world’s first direct non-stop flights on the Kangaroo Route . 

Flight Centre, the world’s number one travel agent to Australia, is now selling non-stop packages to Perth from just £1,679 to celebrate the launch of Qantas’ direct flights to Australia.

With return fares on the new non-stop route initially starting from £1,232 alone, the ‘Perth Long Weekend’ package includes a four-night stay in a five-star hotel and private airport transfers for only £447 extra.

The world’s shortest and fastest route from London to Perth launches on 25 March 2018 and will take just 17 hours – three hours quicker than the current shortest flight time to Australia. Qantas will operate the game-changing Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which does not have to stop to re-fuel en-route. The aircraft has been specifically designed for comfort on long-haul sectors like this single-hop Kangaroo Route; passengers will enjoy the latest Qantas cabin configurations with 42 business class seats, 28 premium economy and 166 economy.

The daily flights will be part of a new London to Melbourne return service via Perth, departing London Heathrow at 13.30 and Perth at 18.50.

To celebrate the launch, Flight Centre customers can snap up the following packages from just £1,679 and be on one of the first historic non-stop flights to Perth:

‘Perth Long Weekend’ from £1,679, which includes:

These incredible packages are subject to availability and are expected to sell out very quickly so customers are advised to visit their nearest Flight Centre store or call 0800 082 5890 as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Once in Australia, DIY travellers can also create their own customised Australian experience with a Qantas Walkabout Pass. With more than 30 destinations to choose from, the vast Qantas domestic network allows travellers to discover more of Australia’s stunning beauty and unique experiences.

Leanne Broutta, Flight Centre’s new Destination Owner for Australia and New Zealand, said: “As the world’s number one travel agent to Australia, we’re passionate about helping our customers discover all the amazing things there are to do Down Under. We’re excited about the opportunity this new flight route will give our customers to visit the country and anticipate the popularity of Perth will skyrocket as a result.

She continued: “It’s amazing to think that in 1947, when Qantas first flew the entire Kangaroo Route, the trip would take you four days with 55 hours in the air, overnight stays in Cairo and Singapore plus five other stops along the way. Next year –  71 years later – the new 17-hour non-stop flight from London means you’ll get there in a single hop. It will make the beautiful coastline of Western Australia, not to mention the wine region of Margaret River, more accessible than ever before. You could even visit Perth for a long weekend, if you wanted!”

This year, Flight Centre also launched its first ever Australia Travel Trends Report which found:

  • the average person spent 12 days in Australia in 2016 compared to 15 days in previous years
  • Glasgow is the most expensive UK departure point while Edinburgh is cheapest
  • Travellers to Australia are most likely to be from London, Bristol & Glasgow
  • In 2016, premium economy fares were on average 34 per cent cheaper year-on-year
  • Business class fares were 10 per cent less expensive than the previous year
  • Doha is the fastest growing connection to Australia (60 per cent year-on-year increase in stopovers) followed by Hong Kong (21 per cent year-on-year increase)

The Flight Centre Travel Group (fctgl.com) is one of the world’s largest travel companies. Since establishing the first Flight Centre store in 1995, the business has grown its team of Travel Experts to include over 80 stores within the United Kingdom, with new stores opening regularly. Worldwide, Flight Centre has an amazing 2,500 stores globally, making Flight Centre one of the largest and most successful independent travel retailers in the world.

The Flight Centre team are experts when it comes to travel and are committed to providing customers with a great experience. They can organise anything from flights to holidays, hotels, car hire, tours, travel insurance, visas and more.

To book, visit one of Flight Centre’s 84 stores across the UK or visit www.flightcentre.co.uk.

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About the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG)
The Flight Centre Travel Group (fctgl.com) is one of the world’s largest travel companies with over 18,000 staff and 2500 stores across its leisure, corporate and wholesale businesses. The company’s turnover in 2014/2015 financial year was £9 billion. After starting with one shop 30 years ago, FCTG has enjoyed remarkable growth and is one of the top 100 publicly listed companies on the Australian Securities Exchange.

All specialist brands under the FCTG Corporate banner offer 24/7 support and the benefits of a blended offline/online solution; global negotiation strength and unique and superior business travel products.

About Flight Centre
The team at Flight Centre are experts when it comes to travel and are committed to providing customers with a great experience. The company’s success comes down to its people, experienced Travel Experts who are passionate about finding their customers the holiday they want, for the price they want.

Since establishing the first Flight Centre store in 1995, the business has grown its team of Travel Experts to include over 80 stores within the United Kingdom, with new stores opening regularly. Worldwide, Flight Centre has an amazing 2,500 stores across the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United States, Canada and more, making Flight Centre one of the largest and most successful independent travel retailers in the world. With its global reach and close relationships with the world’s best travel providers, the company is able to provide competitive travel deals as well as offer a ‘Lowest Airfare Guarantee’.

The Flight Centre team can organise anything from flights to holidays, hotels, car hire, tours, travel insurance, visas and more. They also have dedicated First and Business Class flight teams and Business Travel teams to help with any specialised travel needs.

For more information go to www.flightcentre.co.uk, www.facebook.com/FlightCentreUK, www.twitter.com/flightcentre_UK or www.instagram.com/flightcentreuk.