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Qantas to break London flight barrier with Airbus jet order
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Qantas Airways Ltd is set to announce a landmark order for Airbus SE A350-1000 jets capable of nonstop flights from Sydney to London as part of a wider deal with the European planemaker, industry sources told Reuters.
The multibillion-dollar order, to be unveiled in a Sydney airport hangar on Monday, brings the Australian carrier a step closer to launching record-breaking direct flights of nearly 20 hours on the lucrative "Kangaroo route" by mid-2025.
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Qantas has touted plans for the world's longest commercial flights for more than five years, but delayed its "Project Sunrise" due to the coronavirus pandemic.