Qantas to order Airbus A350s for direct flights to London – sources

SYDNEY, May 1 (Reuters) – Australia’s Qantas Airways will on Monday announce an order for Airbus A350-1000 planes, which will allow it to fly non-stop from Sydney to London, under a longer deal. wide with the European aircraft manufacturer, Reuters learned on Sunday from industry sources.

The multi-billion dollar order, to be unveiled on Monday, would allow the Australian carrier to launch nearly 20-hour direct flights on the lucrative “Kangaroo Route” by mid-2025.

Australian regional daily The West Australian reported on Sunday that the order would include 12 A350s, 20 A321XLRs and 20 A220s, along with purchase rights for a further 106 aircraft.

Qantas, which said it would have a major announcement on Monday regarding the future of its network, declined to comment.

Airbus also declined to comment. (Report Jamie Freed Sydney, with the contribution of Tim Hepher Paris; French version Camille Raynaud)

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