Qantas Airways Ltd, Australia’s national carrier, announced on Sunday that they will be launching direct flights from Perth to London.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners service will be the first regular passenger flight to link Australia and Europe non-stop.
According to Qantas chief executive officer Alan Joyce the flight will take just 17 hours.
Flights on the 14,498 km (9,000 mile) route will begin in March 2018 and will carry 236 passengers.
Federal Tourism Minister Steven Ciobo said Qantas would use Perth as a hub for passengers from eastern Australia going to Britain, and the service would boost employment and tourism.
Britain is Australia’s third-largest source of international visitors with more than 660,000 people coming from there to Australia last year, and spending $3.7 billion (2.9 billion pounds), Ciobo said in a statement.