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A350-1000 will be a small revolution for Qantas. Indeed, its entry into the fleet of the Australian carrier corresponds to the ambition of the company in the launch of its project “Sunrise”. The latter should allow the company to operate the longest commercial flights in the world. CEO Alan Joyce has already announced that Qantas will connect Sydney

and Melbourne to London and New York without a stopover. This would be a historic first. The company says it is also considering possible future services to Frankfurt and Paris. The aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2024/2025.

The A350-1000

will feature a

new cabin layout with a high-end layout. According to initial sketches by the airline’s designers, the future A350-1000s will offer first-class cabins with separate beds and closets. Economy class would offer seats with a wider 84 cm spacing instead of the traditional 77cm/78cm.

“Wellness zones” will use the aircraft’s common areas to stock drinks and balanced snacks, project videos of wellness programs with a place to stand up and stretch.

Qantas will integrate its A220s and the A321XLR on Australian domestic routes, which can take more than five hours. The A321XLR will also be able to fly between Australia and Southeast Asia, allowing Qantas Group to open new direct routes.

The agreement adds to the existing order for 109 A320neo Family aircraft, which includes the A321XLR for Qantas Group’s low-cost subsidiary, Jetstar

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Thanks to the A350 and the Sunrise project, any city can be reached in a single flight from Australia

Alan Joyce, Qantas Group CEO, said, ” New aircraft types make new things possible. That’s what makes today’s announcement so important for the national airline and for a country like Australia where air travel is crucial. With the A350 and Project Sunrise, any city can be reached in a single flight from Australia. This is our “last frontier (and our final remedy to the tyranny of distance. The A320 and A220 will be the backbone of our domestic fleet for the next 20 years, helping to move the country. Their range and cost effectiveness will make new direct routes possible.