Project Sunrise

Qantas prepared to purchase Airbus A350s for Project Sunrise?

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the airline could purchase the Airbus A350-1000s, needed to operate Project Sunrise flights, as soon as this year....


Was it right for Qantas to postpone Project Sunrise?

Qantas' own Alan Joyce stated that the airline was a couple of weeks away from ordering the Airbus A350 for Project Sunrise. But then COVID-19 hit, and like at many airlines across the globe, expenses had to be limited. However, what if Qantas did launch Project Sunrise much sooner?...


Qantas to halt 12 Airbus A350XWB order indefinitely

Qantas Airways hangs the $4.4 billion-worth Airbus order in obscurity as it delays Project Sunrise, its ambitious goal of connecting Sydney with London and New York via direct, non-stop flights. The Aussie airline was previously expected to order up to 12 A350-1000 jets for the task. ...


Pilots clear last hurdle for Qantas Project Sunrise

With the Australian and International Pilots Association's approval of a new pay deal, Project Sunrise finally cleared its final hurdle. ...


Qantas to launch Project Sunrise if meets business case hurdles

Qantas, together with its H1 FY2020 financial result announcement, has provided an update on Project Sunrise. The carrier, seemingly, has two more hurdles to clear: regulatory approval and its negotiations with the pilot union, AIPA....


Boeing 777X loses Qantas’ Project Sunrise to Airbus A350

Qantas made its pick: Airbus could be the manufacturer to break the record for the longest commercial connection in the world. The Airbus A350-1000 was selected as the “preferred aircraft” for the airline’s upcoming 20-hour flights....


Ultra-long range flight “trials” and PR magic behind them

Project Sunrise, seemingly, created magic within the industry. Trialing 19-hour flights, Qantas for sure put a lot of attention into getting the word out, especially considering that there are other flights with similar flight hours. At the same time, has it created a trend of airlines announcing trial flights? Exploring the PR magic behind ultra-long-range trial flights:...


Qantas tests direct flight between London and Sydney

Qantas has launched its second ultra-long-haul flight test as parts of the Project Sunrise to help gather data on passenger and crew health....