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Articles tagged “ultra long haul routes”

Travel Megatrends 2020: The Rise of Ultra-Long-Haul Flights Is Changing the Way We Travel

Travel Megatrends 2020: The Rise of Ultra-Long-Haul Flights Is Changing the Way We Travel

Brian Sumers, Skift

Connecting to the ends of the Earth with nonstop flights is an increasingly attractive prospect for flyers. The growing popularity of nearly day-long flights, however, is set to disrupt the economics of the airline business. Adapting will be crucial as demand from the travel industry grows.

1 month ago

Qantas Won’t Pitch Its Ultra Long-Haul Flights to the Masses

Qantas Won’t Pitch Its Ultra Long-Haul Flights to the Masses

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Qantas’ 20-hour services from Sydney to London and New York can only be profitable with plenty of passengers flying in business class, this analyst sensibly argues. In other words, no 20-hour flights for cattle class.

6 months ago

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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

3 years ago