At flight's inaugural, he said the earliest Qantas flights between Australia and the United Kingdom - known as the "kangaroo route" - had taken four days and involved seven stops.
The airline is using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which is twice as fuel-efficient as the Boeing 747.
This will include direct flights from East Australia to Europe on a route called the Sunrise Project.
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".
The firm hopes to routinely fly non-stop from Australia to London and NY by 2022, which would take 20 hours.
The historic Qantas flight QF9 is the first non-stop scheduled flight from Australia to Britain landed after 17 hours in London. The 14,484-km route is part of the airline's ambitious plans to connect Europe with airports on Australia's eastern seaboard as new, more efficient aircraft become available.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner had more than han 230 passengers and 16 crew on board.
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Some of the passengers have agreed to share data on their sleeping and activity patterns with researchers from the University of Sydney.
The Western Australia government is hoping the new route will open up more tourism to the west of the country.
Aviation consultant John Strickland said the launch of the flights is a significant moment for the airline industry.
Qantas Airways' inaugural service between the Australian city of Perth and Heathrow will touch down in London at 5.05am on Sunday before departing for the return trip at 1.15pm that afternoon.
In a Twitter post, Qantas said the flight was led by Captain Lisa Norman, Captain Jeff Foote, First Officer Dave Summergreene and Second Officer Troy Lane.
The plane was fitted with special features to minimise discomfort during the journey including measures which minimised noise. It starts its route in Melbourne before stopping in Perth to begin its long-haul journey.
Discussion focused on means of developing trade cooperation and technology development between Saudi Arabia and the United States. The two are similar in age - Kushner is 37, while MBS is 32 - and the Trump aide sees the prince as a key ally in curbing Iran.
But the extended family waited until Thursday night to call authorities in case the Sharps had problems with their flight. Local reports in Mexico said investigators are trying to determine if food poisoning or a gas leak were responsible.
The app, the party claimed was one-of-its kind, which offers users a "guest mode" that does not require any permission or data. To this, the BJP countered the charge by saying that Gandhi and his party had zero knowledge of technology.
At least 32 Palestinians and four Israelis have been killed since US President Donald Trump announced embassy move to Jerusalem. She can be the megaphone of the hundreds of Palestinian children who remain locked up with little attention paid to them.
The development came several weeks after a former associate, Alexandre Djouhri, was arrested in London and later released on bail. Investigators are examining claims that Gaddafi's regime secretly gave Sarkozy €50m overall for the 2007 campaign.
Hussain also greeted the forces from Turkey, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates that took part in the parade. The main feature of the day was the spectacular military parade held at the Parade Ground, Shakarparian.
Most of the victims were civilians, but some were security officials, said the Helmand governor, Hayatullah Hayat. The Italian NGO Emergency said four dead and 35 wounded had been taken to its hospital in the city.
The Ramblers closed the half with a 20-4 run as Nevada didn't score in the final 7:55 before the break. Townes launched his 3-pointer from in front of the Loyola bench with the shot clock about to expire.
At one point, Costa raised the subject of the nondisclosure agreements for employees of which the candidate was so fond. McMaster briefed the president by phone before the conversation while Trump was in the White House residence.
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Mary Conditt, 83, said she last saw her grandson in December when he traveled with his family to her house for Christmas. He spent two years there as a business administration major but did not secure a degree, according to the school.
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