Qantas expected to announce new non-stop European flights

Meanwhile, a flight from Australia to New York is expected to be 18 hours, saving about three hours.

The airline is expected to announce it will be ordering 12 ultra-long Airbus A350-1000 jets, as a part of a multi-billion-dollar plane buying spree.

One of those planes is currently en route to Australia, which has led industry experts to believe the ambitious project is going ahead.

The company sent a media alert to journalists on Friday flagging a “major announcement”.

The West Australian first announced the announcement would involve the order with Airbus.

Reuters has also reported details of the announcement.

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