Qantas to launch Project Sunrise flights in 2025 as airline locks in A350 orders

May 3, 2022
These direct flights will cut up to four hours off total travel time compared with one-stop options today, Alfred Chua reports for Flight Global.

SYDNEY - Qantas has confirmed its order for 12 Airbus A350-1000s for its ultra-long-haul Project Sunrise initiative, with the first flights from Sydney to New York and London slated for a late-2025 launch, Alfred Chua reports for Flight GlobalContinue reading original article.

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3 May 2022 - Codenamed Project Sunrise for the airline’s long history of endurance flying, Qantas has also shared preliminary concepts for its A350 cabin of the future that will offer a new level of comfort for all passengers on these direct flights that will cut up to four hours off total travel time compared with one-stop options today.

The Airbus A350 will carry 238 passengers across four classes (First, Business, Premium Economy, Economy), with more than 40% of the cabin dedicated to premium seating.

The cabin is specially configured for improved comfort on long flights and includes a Wellbeing Zone in the centre and more spacious seating in Premium Economy and Economy cabins.

“The Australian national carrier also announced the renewal of its narrow body jets as part of Project Winton with firm orders for 20 Airbus A321XLRs and 20 A220-300s as its Boeing 737s and 717s are gradually retired, Quantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said. “All of these next generation aircraft – through their lower emissions, longer range, less noise and better economics – will improve how people travel around Australia and overseas.”

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