First of regular non-stop flights between UK and Australia lands at Heathrow

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Australia's first direct flight to Britain has touched down in London's Heathrow Airport.

The world's longest regular passenger flight is operated by Qatar Airways between Doha and Auckland, at 9,025 miles.

Captained by Lisa Norman, was the longest Boeing Dreamliner flight in the world.

The airline unveiled plans for the world's longest non-stop commercial flight, for the "last frontier of global aviation", back in August a year ago.

The first ever non-stop flight from Australia has landed in London.

Inside the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce past year said such flights were "the last frontier of global aviation ... the antidote to the tyranny of distance and a revolution for air travel in Australia".

Taking off from Perth on Saturday, Qantas Flight QF9 completed the 17 hour long journey, covering a staggering 14,498km with no stoppages for the first time in history.

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Chief Executive Alan Joyce has called the new Perth-London service a "game-changing route".

"From today it will be the first link between Australia and Europe that has ever occurred non-stop in aviation", he told reporters at a launch event.

She said not having the stop "made such a difference", adding: "You want to get back, you don't want to be hanging around terminals."To minimise the discomfort of such a long flight, the plane is equipped with features that provide improved air quality and lower cabin noise".

Qantas analysed a decade of seasonal wind patterns to prepare for the new daily service.

Qantas plans to introduce non-stop flights from Australia's east coast to Britain in the next few years.

The new link is three hours quicker than routes which stop in the Middle East to refuel.

The previous longest service was between Heathrow and Jakarta, in Indonesia, and was 7,275 miles. The total distance was 14,875 km from Perth. Joyce has issued a challenge to both Boeing and Airbus to produce a plane capable of flying nonstop from Sydney to London and to NY.

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