Articles tagged “ultra long haul routes”

Singapore Airlines Readies for World’s Longest Flight

Singapore Airlines Readies for World’s Longest Flight

Anand Krishnamoorthy, Bloomberg

As fuel efficiency continues to improve, the next generation of ultra-long-range aircraft will enable more of these routes to pop up. Qantas has debuted a London-Perth nonstop route, for example.

6 months ago

Oil Prices Present Unique Challenges for Ultra-Long-Haul Routes

Oil Prices Present Unique Challenges for Ultra-Long-Haul Routes

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Ultra-long-haul routes are expensive to operate for many reasons, and with no layover, it hurts that the aircraft must carry every bit of fuel from first take-off.

10 months ago

Singapore Air Firms Up Plans for Revived, Ultra-Long New York Route

Singapore Air Firms Up Plans for Revived, Ultra-Long New York Route

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

As fuel efficiency continues to improve and the next generation of long-range aircraft comes online, we should expect more of these ultra-long-haul routes to spring up.

10 months ago

Qantas’ New Australia to UK Flights Will Test Its Ultra-Long-Haul Strategy

Qantas’ New Australia to UK Flights Will Test Its Ultra-Long-Haul Strategy

Angus Whitley and Rebecca Keenan, Bloomberg

Qantas' new 17-hour direct route may help it grab more market share. The new route signals a broader trend among Asia-Pacific airlines tapping next-generation aircraft to power ultra-long-distance flights.

1 year ago

Qantas CEO Is Betting on Ultra-Long-Haul Routes to Europe

Qantas CEO Is Betting on Ultra-Long-Haul Routes to Europe

Angus Whitley, Kyunghee Park and Juliette Saly, Bloomberg

As if the 17-hour flight from Perth to London wasn't long enough, Sydney to London may be next, pending a new plane and fluctuating fuel prices.

1 year ago

Curing Jet Lag Will Be the Secret to Successful 19-Hour Flights

Curing Jet Lag Will Be the Secret to Successful 19-Hour Flights

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Curing jet lag sounds impossible. Then again, if airlines want to sell tickets for 19-hour flights, every little amenity that takes the edge off will help.

1 year ago

Qantas Wants to Fly Nonstop From Sydney to London and New York by 2022

Qantas Wants to Fly Nonstop From Sydney to London and New York by 2022

Brian Sumers, Skift

There have been so many advances in aviation in the past couple of decades that there are almost no routes between major world cities a modern airliner cannot fly. Sydney to New York and London are two of those routes. But perhaps not for long.

2 years ago