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Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017
It will help for the business people, especially. The executives at Australian carrier Qantas Airways Ltd. have coveted a nonstop offering from Sydney and Melbourne to London.
Now, with the maturity of the travel technology, the company is planning to make the new planes from the Airbus SE and Boeing Co, where they will able to operate the nonstop flights to London, which will take 20 hours and 20 minutes from Sydney. This new model would also jet across the Pacific Ocean to New York in about 18 hours.
The Qantas Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce issued a public “challenge” to the companies to extend the range of Boeing’s new 777X, which is slated for 2020, and the planned “Ultra-Long Range” version of Airbus’s A350, which rolls out next year.
Qantas Airways hopes to take delivery of such a plane and begin its Sydney to London service in 2022.
A nonstop flight from Sydney to London can save almost four hours off the current travel times with a stopover for New York.
Qantas have the A350-900 ULR in service next year for ultra-long range flights of up to 20 hours.
Qantas said that it would commence its nonstop flight service to London from Perth in March 2018, by using a Boeing 787-9. Singapore Airlines also plans to use the Airbus A350-900ULR next year to refurbish its nonstop flights to Los Angeles and New York. United Continental Holdings Inc. flies nonstop from San Francisco to Singapore daily, while Qantas flies from Dallas to Sydney nonstop. Both flights can top 16 hours.
It was in the December 1947, by flying a Lockheed Constellation, Qantas started its journey. The trip took around four days. In a few years, the Qantas hopes to do the journey from London to Australia in just over 20 hours.