Qantas Flight QF9 makes history with non-stop flight between Australia and Unites Kingdom
The airline is using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which is twice as fuel-efficient as the Boeing 747. It is part of ambitious plans by Qantas to add ultra long-haul flights to its schedules. Chief Executive Alan Joyce has called the new Perth-London service a "game-changing route".
Qantas Flight QF9 should complete its 14,498km (9,009-mile) journey in just over 17 hours, reports the BBC. Image source: Reuters