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Monday, 2 May 2022

Qantas invests in the future

Prepare to fly longer and further with Qantas. 

The Qantas Group today announced a major aircraft buy to take it into the future. 
“We're extremely excited to announce an order of 12 Airbus A350-1000s, an aircraft designed to redefine travel, with the ability to fly non-stop from Australia's east coast to almost anywhere in the world,” the Australian flag carrier said in press statement.

“Partnering with Airbus and Australian industrial designer, David Caon, our A350 promises a five-star flying experience, with premium designer details and all new levels of luxurious comfort. The A350 sets a new standard in premium travel with over 40% of the aircraft's seats dedicated to premium cabins. 

“The A350 is designed to be as comfortable as it is convenient. Featuring a Wellbeing Zone complete with a self-serve snack and hydration station and digital displays providing movement and stretching recommendationsgenerous economy legroom and cabin interiors designed to work with your body clock and maximise comfort so you'll arrive refreshed and ready at your destination.”

The airline says the introduction of the A350s will make almost any city in the world just one flight away from Australia.

Flights are scheduled for take-off in late 2025 to destinations such as London and New York from Sydney, and will also be able to operate non-stop to other destinations such as Paris and Frankfurt.

I am not enthused, personally, about 20 hours non-stop in the air. My personal preference would always be for a stopover, preferably in Bangkok or Hong Kong. But I am, apparently, a dinosaur.  

Qantas will also be renewing its domestic fleet from late 2023 and has ordered 20 Airbus A321XLR and 20 Airbus A220-300s.
 

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