The ‘Kangaroo Route’ from Australia to Britain became a shorter hop Sunday when the first direct passenger service arrived in London from Perth, with the 17-hour flight breaking aviation records. Photo: EPA

Qantas sets aviation milestone with first direct flight from Perth to London

Qantas operated its first ‘Kangaroo Route’ service, from Sydney to London, in 1947, when it took four days and nine stops. Now it’s a non-stop 17-hour flight.

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The ‘Kangaroo Route’ from Australia to Britain became a shorter hop Sunday when the first direct passenger service arrived in London from Perth, with the 17-hour flight breaking aviation records. Photo: EPA
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