Flight Centre Comments on Launch of Non-Stop Flights to Perth
This week sees Qantas launch its non-stop flight from London Heathrow to Perth.
From Sunday 25th March 2018 the Qantas Dreamliner will commence the fastest route to Australia, with 17 hours travel time. The first flight will leave London at 13.15 and arrive in Perth on Monday 26th March at 13.00 before flying on to Melbourne.
This new route gives travellers the choice of exploring Perth, continuing to Melbourne or connecting to one of 11 other destinations with a same-day connection.
As the world’s number one travel agency to Australia, Flight Centre has seen high demand for the new service and has already sold enough seats to fill one and a half Qantas 787 Dreamliners before the flight has launched.
Justin Penny, Head of Aviation at Flight Centre, said: “The new route has already prompted a huge amount of interest for destinations that previously would have until now taken more than one stop to reach in Australia, such as Alice Springs and Broome. It truly has opened up the whole of Australia to the UK market.
“Flight Centre definitely feels that long term the new route is viable and we will see additional services being launched from Europe to Australia in the coming years.”
Globally Flight Centre sells more than 1.3 million tickets to and around Australia every year. Its dedicated Australia Travel Experts offer in-depth advice and in-destination contacts provide up-to-the-minute support and information.
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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.
The Flight Centre team can organise anything from flights and hotels, car hire, tours, travel insurance, visas and more to tailor make the perfect holiday. They also have dedicated First and Business Class flight teams and Business Travel teams to help with any specialised travel needs.