A350 flying over Sydney Harbour

A350 Project Sunrise

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A new dawn of travel

Capable of flying from Australia to almost anywhere in the world, the Qantas A350-1000 is the ultimate long-range aircraft.

Leading the way in ultra long-haul travel

In 2017, we announced plans to take on the final frontier of aviation: direct flights from the east coast of Australia to Europe and New York. We challenged Boeing and Airbus to deliver an aircraft capable of ultra long-haul flying, which would revolutionise Australian air travel and codenamed Project Sunrise for our long history of endurance flying.

The Airbus A350-1000 was chosen as the preferred aircraft, and 12 aircraft were ordered in May 2022.

Project Sunrise will deliver more direct routes to Australia, significantly reduced point-to-point travel time (up to 4 hours compared with 1-stop flights) and a flying experience second to none – with a cabin interior and service design influenced by medical and scientific research carried out on research flights.

The first aircraft is scheduled to arrive in mid-2026, which will operate flights from Sydney to London and New York.

Our aircraft

The Qantas A350 is designed to redefine the way we travel. Take a look inside each of our First and Business cabins.

Qantas A350 First and Business Cabin reveal Our fleet of specially designed Airbus A350s overcome the tyranny of distance, with the ability to travel between Australia and almost any city in the world, starting with Sydney to New York and London. Take a look inside our First and Business cabins, each carefully considered for luxury, comfort and wellbeing on ultra long-haul flights.

Thoughtfully designed cabins

Settle into our spacious, ergonomically-designed cabins with the lowest seat count of any A350-1000 in service, only 238 in total.

Designed using a language of understated elegance, each cabin has been luxuriously crafted with innovative designs and materials to deliver the ultimate in comfort on what will be the longest flight in the world.  


Considered design

We’ve collaborated with industry leaders Caon Design, Neil Perry and the University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre to maximise comfort and wellbeing inflight.

Wellbeing first

All passengers can access the onboard Wellbeing Zone, a dedicated space for movement and premium refreshments, designed to optimise wellbeing throughout the flight.

Stay connected

Passengers in all cabins can enjoy access to complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. Bluetooth audio connectivity is also available across devices.

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Table of aircraft statistics

Aircraft specifications

 Wingspan 64.75m
 Length 73.79m
 Height 17.8m
 Cruise speed Mach 0.85
A350 aircraft interior showing cabin configuration
Table of cabin statistics

Cabin specifications

 First suites 6
 Business suites 52
 Premium Economy seats 40
 Economy seats 140

Premium seating

More than 40% of seats are allocated to Premium cabins, with a mix of First, Business and Premium Economy classes.

More comfort

Our spacious, ergonomically designed cabins have the lowest seat count of any A350-1000 in service around the world.

A350 First Suite


First blurs the lines between air travel and boutique accommodation. The enclosed cabins feature an 80” (2m) long flat bed and separate reclining armchair to deliver the ultimate in luxury.  

A350 Premium Economy cabin

Premium Economy

Our new Premium Economy cabin offers a seamless blend of comfort and luxury with an 8” winged privacy headrest that adjusts for maximum comfort and calf rest which allows for full leg cradling.

A350 Business suite


For the first time our Business suites will feature a sliding door for additional privacy, combined with innovative design and materials to deliver exceptional inflight comfort.

A350 Economy cabin


Explore the world in our most spacious Economy seats with a 33” pitch. Immerse yourself in the 13.3” entertainment touchscreen with Bluetooth audio connectivity.

A350 Wellness zone

Wellbeing Zone

Stretch your legs in our innovative wellbeing zone, available to all passengers. 

Important information

Designs are indicative and subject to change.