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Qantas Project Sunrise: Exciting Aviation News

Qantas Project Sunrise First and Business Class Cabins have just been released as of last Thursday. “The name ‘Project Sunrise’ was inspired by clandestine World War II flights from Perth to Sri Lanka en route to London. They were fraught with danger and lasted so long that they saw two sunrises.” This new route will fly passengers non-stop from Australia to New York and London. Qantas ran three trial research trips in 2019 to prepare for the project.

This is an amazing feat. When people talk about flying to Australia they’re talking about a layover or a stopover. Planes don’t fly from New York to Australia directly. But that’s all going to change very soon! Expect this route to open towards the end of 2025.

Qantas Project Sunrise Cabins

Take a virtual tour of the cabin here.

Let’s take a closer look inside the Qantas new First and Business Class Cabins in the Airbus a350.

The First Class Suite is designed to make you feel like you’ve stepped into a “mini boutique hotel”. It includes an extra wide fixed bed, a separate recliner chair, a personal wardrobe and dining table for two. Let’s not forget each suite’s 32″ inch touchscreen TV.


The Business Suites will all have direct aisle access. They will have sliding doors for privacy. The Business Suites will also have lay flat beds and a large amount of storage. Each will have its own 18″ touch screen TV.


If you’re going to be flying that long you need good Wi-Fi. The Qantas a350 will feature fast and free high-speed Wi-Fi and Bluetooth so you can connect your own headset to the inflight entertainment.

The plane will feature “six First suites in a 1-1-1 configuration and 52 Business Suites in a 1-2-1 configuration”. There will also be a Wellness Zone for passengers. This has not yet been unveiled. We’re also waiting on more updates on the Premium Economy and Economy cabins. Stay tuned for all the updates on Qantas Project Sunrise here. And check out my other aviation posts here.

All images courtesy of Qantas.

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