QANTAS CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS TAKE OFF AS DIRECT LONDON-SYDNEY RESEARCH FLIGHT LANDS

  • Project Sunrise research flight direct from London to Sydney lands after 19 hours and 19 minutes

Sydney, 15 November 2019: Qantas has kicked off 12 months of centenary celebrations as it marks a fresh milestone in aviation with a non-stop London to Sydney flight.

Flown by the latest addition to the national carrier’s fleet, a brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed in Sydney at 12:28pm, 19 hours and 19 minutes after leaving Heathrow. It follows the non-stop New York to Sydney flight last month as the second of three research flights aim at improving crew and passenger wellbeing on ultra long haul services under consideration.