The first direct flight between Australia and the UK is finally here!
Qantas has released the first tickets for its non-stop Perth to London route launching next year.
With standard economy prices starting at $2270, passengers will pay a slight premium to travel on the first regular direct route between Australia and Europe.
Cheaper fares will be available during Qantas sales.
The daily flights will use Qantas' all-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, starting on March 24 2018.
It's expected to leave Perth at 6.50pm, arriving at London Heathrow the next day at 5.10am.
Passengers returning from the UK will leave Heathrow at 1.30pm and land in Perth the following day at 1.15pm.
At 17 hours - depending on the wind, of course - it's expected to be the third-longest passenger flight in the world, behind Qatar's Auckland to Doha route and the Emirates Auckland to Dubai route.
If the thought of all that time in economy fills you with dread, travellers also have the option of splashing out on premium economy starting from $4250 or business class from $9725.
Guests will travel from the new international wing of Perth's Terminal 3, which also features a lounge for eligible passengers.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said: “This is a game-changing route flown by a game-changing aircraft. Australians have never had a direct link to Europe before, so the opportunities this opens up are huge.
“It’s great news for travellers because it will make it easier to get to London. It’s great news for Western Australia because it will bring jobs and tourism."
The airline is now said to be eyeing direct routes to other key European cities, including Berlin, Rome and Paris.