Major developments have taken shape ‘down under’ as Australian-based Qantas confirmed at a ceremony in Sydney yesterday (May 2) firm orders for a trio of Airbus types in a historic move – the flag carrier states this would “reshape its international and domestic networks over the next decade and beyond”. Read all about the juicy details here!
- What aircraft has the Qantas Group ordered?
It has placed a firm order for 12 Airbus A350-1000 widebodies as part of Project Sunrise. Simultaneously, as part of Qantas’ narrowbody fleet renewal – named Project Winton – firm commitments have also been made for 20 examples each of the A220-300 and A321XLR. Purchase right options for a further 94 jets – on the A220 and A320 Families – spread over at least a decade is also included.
- When are the new aircraft scheduled to arrive?
The A350-1000s are slated to arrive from 2025, with the last example from this order expected to be completed three years later.