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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, Qantas 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 inaugural flights are scheduled for take-off in late 2025, starting with Sydney to London and New York.
"For more than 100 years, Qantas has been at the forefront of transforming the way the world travels, particularly through direct flights.
Now, the A350 and Project Sunrise will make almost any city in the world just one flight away from Australia. It’s the last frontier and the final fix for the tyranny of distance that has traditionally challenged travel to Australia."
- Alan Joyce, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Qantas Airways Limited
The Qantas A350 is designed to redefine the way we travel. Take a look inside each of our First and Business cabins.
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.
We’ve collaborated with industry leaders Caon Design, Neil Perry and the University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre to maximise comfort and wellbeing inflight.
All passengers can access the onboard Wellbeing Zone, a dedicated space for movement and premium refreshments, designed to optimise wellbeing throughout the flight.
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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More than 40% of seats are allocated to Premium cabins, with a mix of First, Business and Premium Economy classes.
Our spacious, ergonomically designed cabins have the lowest seat count of any A350-1000 in service around the world.
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.
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.
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.
Designs are indicative and subject to change.