Qantas says the new-generation Airbus jets will carry fewer passengers than its rivals and offer more space as travellers strap in for a 20-hour haul from Sydney to London.
Travellers will be able to fly non-stop from Sydney to London after Qantas announced the world’s longest direct commercial flight.
The airline said the 20-hour journey will become possible when it takes delivery of a dozen Airbus A350-1000 planes, which can do more than 10,000 miles without refuelling.
A Sydney to New York route is also being set up and the new-generation jets open up the potential for direct flights from Australia to any city in the world.
The services start in late 2025 and will carry up to 238 passengers across four travel classes.
For those wanting to stretch their legs on the mammoth flight, there will be a “wellbeing zone” in the centre of the aircraft that includes a snack bar and screens showing movement and stretching exercises.
The jet is also being designed to offer passengers more room, but 40% of the seats will be in expensive premium cabins.
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