OAG: Qantas has its timing right on Perth-London service

    OAG, via its official blog, reported (08-Nov-2017) Qantas planned Perth-London nonstop service, due to launch in Mar-2018, will add over 85,000 seats each way in a market where 98,200 people travelled each way via one or more intermediary hub airports between the two cities. 21% of journeys operated via Singapore, while 57% flew via one of the big three Middle East hub airports of Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Doha. OAG stated that with the mining boom ending, a falling Australian dollar and stronger West Australian tourism performance it “looks like maybe Qantas has its timing right after all” for the new route. [more – original PR]