Travellers heading to London may not need to stop over in Perth if a non-stop service is introduced from Sydney and Melbourne. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Playing catch-up not a winning strategy

OPINION: As technology increasingly cuts out the middleman, the WA government’s investment in facilities at Perth Airport may have short-lived benefits.


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Yep always thought that the Qantas plan to route pax to London via Perth was to be short lived. People don't like being couped up in a metal (or carbon fibre) tube for more than 10 hours at a time.

Unlikely to be much of an issue as it's only a flight a day. People of Perth will still fly and, really, nobody from Melbourne or Adelaide will spend time in Perth, they will merely just change planes.

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