Aviation & Tourism - Building for the Future
The December 2016 announcement by Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, of the commencement of non-stop flights on the airline’s new 787 Dreamliner aircraft from Perth to London in March 2018, is seen as a tremendous boost for business, trade and tourism for W.A.
Joyce said, ‘ This is a game-changing route flown by a game-changing aircraft. Australians have never had a direct link to Europe before, so the opportunities this opens up are huge.’
It’s estimated the direct flights could deliver up to $36 million a year in visitor spend to the W.A. economy. As Tourism Minister Paul Papalia noted after the announcement, ‘Tourism is a key economic driver for Western Australia and plays a vital role in diversifying the State's economy and creating new jobs.’
To support the Perth to London flights, there will also be substantial Investment in infrastructure with upgrades underway at Perth Airport and for capital works at the airport for the construction of quarantine and Australian Border Force infrastructure.
Join us as our industry experts discuss these significant opportunities the non-stop flights will deliver to travel, tourism, trade and infrastructure and building for the future.
Kevin Brown - CEO, Perth Airport
Julian Barry - Regional Manager, Qantas
Claire Werkmeister - Director Aviation Development and Policy, Tourism Western Australia
Deidre Willmott - CEO, Chamber of Commerce & Industry WA (Moderator)
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