Non-stop flights between Perth and London will start in March 2018 delivering a visitor spending windfall to Western Australia. There will be 14 direct flights between the two cities every week on 236-seat Dreamliner
Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett said the game-changing deal had the potential to inject more than $36 million a year into the local economy when the Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner starts the long-haul route.
In helping to secure a deal between the airline and Perth Airport Pty Ltd, the Liberal National Government has committed $14 million for capital works to accommodate infrastructure requirements for Commonwealth border services at domestic terminal T3.
“The State Government played an intermediary role in negotiations and our contribution is based on border control, quarantine and immigration services at T3 being an interim measure with Qantas committing to relocate to the international terminal T1 by 2023-2025,” Mr Barnett said. “This is an appropriate funding contribution by the Government.”