At 1.15pm on Saturday 25th March the first direct commercial flight to Australia left London and arrived in Perth the following day at 1pm. The flight took 17 hours, covered 14,498km (9,009 miles), required four pilots on board, with one or two taking a rest at anyone time. Travellers lunched at Heathrow, dined seven miles high and arrived in Western Australia in time for brunch.
According to the MailOnline, Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce, who was on board the inaugural Perth-London route, said: “This is a truly historic flight that opens up a new era of travel. For the first time, Australia and Europe have a direct air link.”
Join Gerson Relocation and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia where our panel of experts will provide a fun and engaging, interactive discussion regarding the management of mobility programmes within these two continents and beyond.
Sign up to our upcoming seminar on Managing Mobility between the UK and Australia on Wednesday 20th June 2018.
If you are involved in relocating employees to Australia, this essential update is critical to helping you plan your strategy as the world continues to get smaller.
Date: 20th June 2018
Location: Commonwealth Bank of Australia, One New Ludgate, 60 Ludgate Hill London EC4M 7AW
Cost: Free to attend for all in-house mobility professionals
This session is a must attend event for any mobility professional tasked with managing a globally mobile workforce. This session will provide delegates with information on:
- How do mobility in the UK manage a team of colleagues who are between 7 hours (Perth) and 9 hours (Sydney) ahead of them in the UK
- Has technology made working across these time zones easier to achieve?
- How does taxation impact on employees and business moving between the UK and Australia?
- Are you about to embark on a programme of moves to Australia, what challenges will you face and what solutions can our panel of experts provide?
- What are the cultural differences between these two locations and how do you prevent these differences from impacting on your global mobility strategy?
- How has the introduction of new immigration rules in Australia involving the changes in its skilled visa (from 457 to TSS) that will commenced in March impacted on mobility?