• The new Perth-London route on the 787-9s originates in Melbourne.
  • QF9/10 currently operated by the A380s between Melbourne-Dubai-London will be replaced by the B787s on Melbourne-Perth-London where services begin on 24 March 2018.
  • Melbourne to London via Perth will save you an hour than going through Dubai because of the shorter transit in Perth.
  • Qantas 787-9s will have 42 (1-2-1) business class seats, 28 (2-3-2) premium economy seats and 166 economy seats (3-3-3).
  • There will be no more first class cabin on the route.
  • The A380s from the Melbourne-Dubai-London will be used during periods of high demand between Singapore/Hong Kong and Australia.

 

QF 9/10 Flight Schedule

Flight Depart Arrive Days Aircraft
QF9 MEL-PER 15:20 17:20 Daily 787-9
QF9 PER-LHR 18:50 05:10 Daily 787-9
QF10 LHR-PER 13:30 13:15 Daily 787-9
QF10 PER-MEL 14:45 20:10 Daily 787-9
QF95 MEL-LAX 21:40 19:00 Six days (not Tuesdays) 787-9

 

  • Economy fares for the Melbourne-London and Perth-London routes start from $2,270
  • Premium economy fares start from $4,450 for the Melbourne-London and $4,250 between Perth-London.
  • Business class fares between Melbourne-London and Perth-London will start from S9,890 and $9,725 respectively.
  • This is Qantas’ first nonstop flights between Australia and Europe. The 17-hour Perth-London service with 7,829nm or 14,499km is the third longest nonstop scheduled flight in the world.

And

  1. Emirates announced plans to start an all-A380 flights between Dubai and Melbourne come 24 March 2018
  2. Eithad is reducing their capacity between Melbourne and Abu Dhabi from 29 October 2017. EY460/461 A380 flights will be replaced by the B777-300ER and the EY462/463 B777-300ER will be replaced with the 787-9s.