Travelling down under on just one flight?

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The Chief Executive of Qantas has publicly challenged Boeing and Airbus to extend its flight ranges. The news comes as the airline hopes to offer flights from Australia to London and New York on one-stop by 2022.

At present, it is impossible for flights to reach Australia from either America or Britain without a stopover. This is due to planes not yet built to hold enough fuel for such a long trip. Passengers traditionally will have to stop at Singapore, Dubai or another country in the east before completing the final leg across the Pacific

Passengers traditionally will have to stop at Singapore, Dubai or another country in the east before completing the final leg across the Pacific. This adds a further four hours to the journey for Brits flying from Manchester or London.

Qantas hope that the new planes from Airbus and Boeing would be able to reach London from Sydney on one stop – in just 20 hours 20 minutes. They also hope that they can get passengers to New York whilst shaving three hours on a journey across the Pacific Ocean.

This adds to the plans to be able to fly from Perth to London in just 17 hours. Together these plans are to help Australia connect with the rest of the world. As well as making it easier for the rest of the world to travel to Australia!


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Posted by Matthew Weston

Matt is a Freelance Writer and Travel Blogger. He also creates editorial and video content for UNILAD. Previously worked for the International Business Times and the BBC's Newsnight.

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