Qantas 787-9, VH-ZND (c/n 63390) was used to operate the first nonstop commercial service between Australia and Europe, which took place during the night of March 24/25. VICTOR PODY

Tom Allett

Joined the first direct passenger flight between the UK and Australia

During the last weekend in March, Qantas achieved what many pioneers have regarded as the ‘Holy Grail’ of long-haul commercial services; a direct flight between Australia and the UK.

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