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Video: Qantas has placed an order for 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft & 40 A321XLR and A220 aircraft

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The Qantas Group revealed several important fleet decisions on May 2nd, which will transform the company’s international and domestic networks over the next decade and beyond.

These initiatives will also improve the travel experience for millions of travelers each year, while also creating over 1,000 employment and several professional advancement opportunities at the national carrier.

As its Boeing 737s and 717s are being retired, Qantas will begin the rejuvenation of its narrow-body jets as part of ‘Project Winton,’ with definite orders for 20 Airbus A321XLRs and 20 A220-300s.

The first of these planes will arrive in late calendar 2023, with buy rights for another 94 planes scheduled for delivery through at least 2034 included in the order.

12 Airbus A350-1000s will be ordered for non-stop ‘Project Sunrise’ flights from Australia to other cities around the world, including New York and London.

These aircraft will offer market-leading passenger comfort in each travel class, with flights set to begin from Sydney by the end of calendar year 2025.

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