Qantas is moving forward with the well-known project Sunrisein which it plans to have direct flights departing from Australia “to anywhere in the world” and, for this purpose, becomes official on Sunday (1) An order with Airbus for 12 long-range A350-100 aircraft.
The project’s inaugural routes will start from 2025 and will connect Sydney, New York and London, with journeys of more than 19 hours non-stop. This will be the first time in history that this has happened on a regular basis. Three years ago, the company implemented these routes as a test, using Boeing 787-9 aircraft, but with a limited number of passengers.
In the future, the company also plans to fly directly to Frankfurt, Paris, Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro.
A350 in Qantas
The A350-1000 It will have a range of direct flights between Australia and any city in the world and will be operated by Turbofan Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97, which is 25% more fuel efficient than previous generation aircraft.
It will carry 238 passengers in four classes (first, business class, premium economy, economy class), with more than 40% of the cabin allocated to seats. excellent. Compared to more than 300 seats on competing airlines.
The cabin has been specially configured for comfort on long trips and includes a wellness area in the centre.
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