Pandemic to make Perth new ‘door to Australia’, claims industry vetAustralian Aviation

Linus Benjamin Bauer

Linus Benjamin Bauer, Managing Consultant at Bauer Aviation Advisory, said that the influence of the COVID-19 outbreak will prove a boon for Qantas’ “ultra-long haul” (ULH) direct flights between Perth and London, and suggested that the West Australian capital could emerge as a key intercontinental hub over the next two-three years.

In a report published by Bauer Aviation Advisory, he claims that health-conscious travellers will favour direct flights more than journeys laying over in south-east Asia or the Gulf. He suggests that this will likely lead to a spike in demand across cabin classes for the direct Kangaroo Route service, and even a potential “additional Perth-London service”.

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