Artist’s impression of the new Qantas A350 first class suite Artist’s impression of the new Qantas A350 first class suite

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Qantas has confirmed an order for 12 Airbus A350-1000s to enable non-stop flights to Australia from any other city including New York and London from late 2025.

These direct flights that will cut up to four hours off total travel time compared with one-stop options today.

As part of what is codenamed Project Sunrise, Qantas has also shared preliminary concepts for its A350 cabin of the future.

Qantas’ new fleet of A350 aircraft will have first class suites with a separate bed, recliner lounge chair and personal wardrobe; a next-generation business suite; a new premium economy seat pitched at 40 inches, a new economy seat pitched at 33 inches; and a dedicated wellbeing zone designed for movement, stretching and hydration.

It has a total seat count of 238, the lowest compared with any other A350-1000 currently in service.

Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce says the A350 and Project Sunrise will make almost any city in the world just one flight away from Australia.

‘It’s the last frontier and the final fix for the tyranny of distance that has traditionally challenged travel to Australia.’

‘Our direct Perth-London flights started in 2017 and showed strong demand for the convenience and time savings from this kind of travel if the product and service is right.’

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