QANTAS today (27APR17) filed operational schedule for planned Perth – London Heathrow route, marking the first ever nonstop service between Australia and UK, previously announced by the airline. From 24MAR18, QANTAS Boeing 787-9 aircraft will operate Melbourne – Perth – London Heathrow route on daily basis as QF009/010, which will replace existing Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow A380 operation.
Operational schedule filed GDS approximately 0200hrs GMT 27APR17, while reservation is gradually opening in all class of service. Planned operational schedule, Subject to Government Approval, effective from 01APR18 as follow.
QF009 MEL1520 – 1720PER1850 – 0510+1LHR 789 D (flying time for PER LHR is 17hrs 20mins)
QF010 LHR1330 – 1315+1PER1445+1 – 2020+1MEL 789 D (flying time for LHR PER is 16hrs 45mins)
The configuration of the 787-9 is J42W28Y166.