Qantas anticipates new London-Perth nonstop service will deliver USD52.5m to WA economy

    Qantas anticipates the new London-Perth nonstop service will deliver AUD70 million (USD52.5 million) a year boost to the WA economy (The West Australian, 24-May-2017). Qantas WA regional manager Julian Barry stated: “The whole idea of the new service is to generate tourism and, rather than have people flying into Perth and flying to other States, actually staying in Western Australia and exploring the State”. Qantas also announced that the success of the nonstop service will determine if additional regional services are added. Mr Barry continued: “If we have more people travelling into Perth, we will obviously look at the opportunity to create more services regionally”.