Reblog: Etihad Airways unveils new ‘Sustainable50’ Airbus A350-1000 on inaugural flight to Paris — World Airline News

Etihad Airways today unveiled its new Airbus A350-1000, registration A6-XWB, on a special inaugural commercial flight from Abu Dhabi to Paris. The aircraft is the first A350 to be operated by a UAE airline, and the first of five A350s set to join Etihad’s fleet over the coming months. The first flight departed Abu Dhabi […]

Etihad Airways unveils new ‘Sustainable50’ Airbus A350-1000 on inaugural flight to Paris — World Airline News

Reblog: For the world’s longest flights, Qantas has ordered Airbus A350-1000 aircraft — Travel in your own way

Qantas, the Australian airline, has officially confirmed the purchase of 12 new A350-1000 aircraft for its ultra-long-haul Project Sunrise initiative. This will help the company achieve its goal of operating the world’s longest commercial nonstop flights, allowing passengers to fly directly from Sydney and Melbourne to destinations such as London and New York.

For the world’s longest flights, Qantas has ordered Airbus A350-1000 aircraft — Travel in your own way

Long Legs in Short Spaces

Qantas’ announcement that the Airbus A350-1000 is to be used for their longest of long haul flights is a big step for the national carrier.

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The key detail that the flights are likely to be close to twenty hours is certainly feet-curling and back-aching.

The stopover certainly took some time, but that time was a welcome change of scenery on 20+ hour journeys.