Ultra long haul flight of fancy?
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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