Qantas closes in on direct Sydney to London flights with landmark Airbus jet order, industry sources say

Australian airline set to unveil order for A350-1000 planes as it eyes record-breaking route

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Qantas is set to announce a landmark order for Airbus A350-1000 jets capable of non-stop flights from Sydney to London as part of a wider deal with the European planemaker, according to sources.

The multibillion-dollar order, to be unveiled in a Sydney airport hangar on Monday, brings the Australian carrier closer to launching record-breaking direct flights of nearly 20 hours on the lucrative “kangaroo route” by mid-2025.

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