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Qantas became the first airline to fly from New York to Sydney nonstop on Friday. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Vincenzo Pace)

Inside the Departure of Qantas’ First Nonstop Research Flight from New York to Sydney

Qantas launched its first research flight on Friday departing from New York’s John F. Kennedy International and flying nonstop to Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport, the first flight ever to do so, as part of its Project Sunrise. The ultra-long-haul test flights are the first stage in the project that is set to end with the launch of nonstop passenger flights between Australia’s East Coast and New York and London. In coordination with the University of Sydney, the research flights from…

Qantas Records Increased Revenue in 2019, Plans For Project Sunrise…

Qantas is looking back on another strong year financially while also looking to the future with a new experiment on the way in 2020. The airline posted record revenues over the last fiscal calendar year but failed to turn that into a record profit due to changes in fuel pricing…

Qantas Records Increased Revenue in 2019, Plans For Project Sunrise…

Qantas is looking back on another strong year financially while also looking to the future with a new experiment on the way in 2020. The airline posted record revenues over the last fiscal calendar year but failed to turn that into a record profit due to changes in fuel pricing…

Iran’s Mahan Air Operates Flight to Venezuela, Seeks Permanent Connection

Just after 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 8, an unusual visitor arrived at Simón Bolívar International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela. A Mahan Air Airbus A340-600 landed in the Venezuelan capital after a 15-hour flight from Tehran, Iran. A rare routing for the Iranian carrier, the flight was not bringing Iranian…

American Airlines to Add New Nonstop Service to Louisville

American Airlines is bringing a new daily nonstop flight to Louisville International Airport (SDF) in Kentucky from its Los Angeles (LAX) hub beginning April 2, 2019. The new service will be catered to business travelers with the flight departing for Louisville at 10:55 p.m. and arriving at 6:02 a.m. The…

A New Longest Flight in the World? Inside Air Tahiti…

Despite being on the other side of the world from its home country, French Polynesia in the South Pacific is firmly part of France. A holdover from France’s colonial past, French Polynesia consists of over 100 islands, the most populous and well-known of which is Tahiti, all of which are…

Las Vegas is Getting Nonstop Flights to Tokyo…But Only for…

Last week, American Airlines announced plans for a new complement to its Asian route network, a flight from Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport and Tokyo's Narita Airport. This route, however, is not like the airline's others in that it will come with a prescribed end date just 10 days after…

Kenya Airways Celebrates First Steps of Nairobi to New York…

On Thursday, Kenya Airways began selling tickets for its new flight from its main hub in Nairobi to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport. The route, which is set to commence on Oct. 28, would be the airline's first to the U.S. With the commencement of this route, Kenya Airways…