First non-stop flight between Australia and the United Kingdom lands early

Qantas Philip Capps and David Caon

The flight carried 16 crew and more than 200 passengers.

The Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner prior to take-off from Perth.

It means the old route time, which involved stopping off in Singapore or the Middle East, has been cut by around three hours. This is the first direct flight service from Australia to London launching this weekend.

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce previous year said such flights were "the last frontier of global aviation ... the antidote to the tyranny of distance and a revolution for air travel in Australia".

Qantas said its customers can choose from three routes between Australia and London - the direct Perth-London service on the Dreamliner; a reinstated Sydney-Singapore-London service on the A380; and via Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth to London via Dubai with partner Emirates on mix of A380 and 777 aircraft.

The flight is also expected boost tourism on Western Australia's less populated western coast - which is often neglected by tourists as it can be more hard to travel to than the east.

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To help to reduce the discomfort of such a long flight, the plane is equipped with added features for improved air quality and noise reduction.

They are wearing special monitors and devices that also record mental state, eating patterns and hydration.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner completed the journey of 9,000 miles to land two minutes earlier than scheduled. now that's what we call service.

Aviation consultant John Strickland said the launch of the flights is a significant moment for the airline industry.

Qantas analysed a decade of seasonal wind patterns to prepare for the new daily service.

The Qantas flight of 14,498 kilometers from Perth, southwest Australia to London, is the third longest passenger flight in history and the first for a regular and direct flight linking the two continents. But the airline plans to restart flights on the route, using the ultra-long range version of the Airbus A350.

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