Sydney to London in under 20 hours now possible with landmark Qantas and Airbus deal – What We Know!

Qantas on Monday is set to announce a landmark order for Airbus A350-1000 jets capable of non-stop flights from Sydney to London (pictured, a Qantas plane in 2013)

Qantas is about to announce a landmark order for Airbus A350-1000 jets able to continuous flights from Sydney to London as a part of a wider cope with the European planemaker, in keeping with sources.

The multibillion-dollar order, to be unveiled in a Sydney airport hangar on Monday, brings the Australian provider nearer to launching record-breaking direct flights of almost 20 hours on the profitable ‘kangaroo route’ by mid-2025.

Qantas has touted plans for the world’s longest business flights for greater than 5 years however delayed its ‘Undertaking Dawn’ because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Qantas on Monday is about to announce a landmark order for Airbus A350-1000 jets able to continuous flights from Sydney to London (pictured, a Qantas aircraft in 2013)

The order will bring the iconic Australian airline one step closer to launching record-breaking direct flights of nearly 20 hours by mid-2025 (pictured, passengers in Adelaide in November)

The order will carry the long-lasting Australian airline one step nearer to launching record-breaking direct flights of almost 20 hours by mid-2025 (pictured, passengers in Adelaide in November)

The deal is a breakthrough for the Qantas chief government, Alan Joyce, who has described continuous Sydney-London flights because the holy grail for the 101-year-old provider.

The Australian airline launched the route in 1947 with Lockheed Constellations, when it took a number of stops and 58 hours of flying. 

Immediately’s one-stop flights take nearly 24 hours.

Qantas in 2018 began continuous flights from Perth, in Western Australia, to London that take 17 hours to hold passengers 14,500km or 9,000 miles.

The deal is a breakthrough for the Qantas chief executive, Alan Joyce, (pictured in March) who has described non-stop Sydney-London flights as the holy grail for the 101-year-old carrier

The deal is a breakthrough for the Qantas chief government, Alan Joyce, (pictured in March) who has described continuous Sydney-London flights because the holy grail for the 101-year-old provider

The Airbus enlargement comes days after Boeing additional delayed the event of its 777X jetliner, which had at one stage been in competition to permit direct flights from Australia’s east coast to London and New York.

An Airbus-owned A350-1000 was flying on Sunday from Toulouse to Perth, monitoring service FlightRadar24 confirmed.

Qantas, which has stated it will make a big announcement on Monday about the way forward for its community, declined to remark. Airbus additionally declined to remark.

Qantas in December selected Airbus as the preferred supplier for a major order to renew its ageing narrowbody fleet (pictured, a Qantas flight attendant in 2019)

Qantas in December chosen Airbus as the popular provider for a significant order to resume its ageing narrowbody fleet (pictured, a Qantas flight attendant in 2019)

The Australian airline launched the route in 1947 with Lockheed Constellations, when it took several stops and 58 hours of flying (pictured, international passengers in Perth in March)

The Australian airline launched the route in 1947 with Lockheed Constellations, when it took a number of stops and 58 hours of flying (pictured, worldwide passengers in Perth in March)

On Sunday the West Australian newspaper stated, with out citing sources, that the Qantas order would come with 12 A350s, 20 A321XLRs and 20 A220s in addition to buy rights for 106 extra airplanes unfold among the many differing types.

Qantas in December chosen Airbus as the popular provider for a significant order to resume its ageing narrowbody fleet, in a blow to its incumbent provider Boeing.

An airBaltic A220 was parked in Sydney on Sunday, FlightRadar24 confirmed. 

That vacation spot isn’t on a traditional route for the European provider.  

Australia has no A220 operators at current.