• Monday, May 23, 2022

Travel

Ultra long haul flight of fancy?

By: Eastern Eye Staff

QANTAS AMONG AIRLINES LOOKING FOR PLANES TO CLOSE ‘TYRANNY OF DISTANCE’ PLANEMAKERS gave a glimpse of the ultra-long-distance jets of the future last Sunday (3) as they work to meet a demanding goal from Australia’s Qantas to connect Sydney and London in a non-stop 20-hour flight. As global airline leaders gather for an annual confer­ence in Sydney, Qantas is looking to close the tradition­al “tyranny of distance” be­tween Australia and global fi­nancial centres like London and New York by 2022. This year, Qantas began non-stop flights between Aus­tralia and Europe by linking Perth and London. It is now considering an order…

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