Airbus will send the A350 to Australia as the expected announcement is confirmed

Australian airline Qantas will finally launch long-awaited direct Project Sunrise ultra-long flights from Sydney and Melbourne from Australia to London, New York and Paris from mid-2025.

Sources revealed the news to Reuters on Sunday, May 1, and the company is expected to officially announce its ambitious “Project Sunrise” flights on Monday, May 2, as well as its order for the twelve ultras of the Airbus A350 jet. long range.

Qantas is holding a press conference “to make a significant announcement of the future shape of its flight network”, the location of which has already been determined, at the airline Hangar 96 at Sydney Airport.

The Airbus A350-1000, registration F-WMIL, was sent on Sunday from Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France, to Perth, Australia on flight AIB-151, which lasted 16 hours.

A350 flight this Sunday – Photo: RadarBox

Qantas logos adorn the jet, “Our spirits fly further”And the words“ #LongRangeLeader ”(Long Range Leader). This jet is likely to be parked inside the Hangar 96 on Monday.

Picture: Aviation Toulouse

To meet 18 to 20 hours of direct flights – which are also the longest flights in the world both in distance and on time – Qantas is ordering a special “ultra-long range” version of the Airbus A350-1000 jets. . designed specifically for the airline.

Prior to the pandemic, in 2019, the company had already conducted some flights on routes with Boeing 787-9 aircraft to test feasibility and familiarize itself with the specifics of the operation.

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