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Qantas Revives Plan for World’s Longest Direct Flights

  • Airbus A350s will fly Sydney to London and New York non-stop
  • ‘Project Sunrise’ had been derailed as Covid smashed aviation
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Qantas Airways Ltd. revived a plan to start direct flights connecting Australia’s east coast with New York and London as it finally ordered Airbus SE jets for the ultra-long services.

The airline said Monday it’s buying 12 A350-1000s that can fly non-stop from Australia to any city in the world. Commercial services will start from Sydney in late 2025, Qantas said.