Qantas has revealed designs of first- and business-class cabins for its “Project Sunrise” — direct services from Sydney to New York and London that will be the world’s longest non-stop flights.
Australian airline Qantas has been planning what will be the world’s longest flight for years under the moniker “Project Sunrise.” And now the carrier has unveiled mockups of the premium cabins that will be fitted out on the Airbus A350s set to launch the service in 2025.
According to Qantas, its new ultra-long-haul first class is designed to be like “a mini boutique hotel room.”
First-class suites will feature a fixed flatbed and separate recliner chair, a dining table with room for two, a 32-inch TV screen, and a personal wardrobe.
A350s on Project Sunrise flights will have six first-class suites, configured in two rows of three at the front of the plane.
Behind the first class will be 52 business-class seats, arranged four across, with all seats having aisle access. Business-class seats will have a closeable privacy door, a 6½-foot flatbed, extra storage, and an 18-inch TV screen.
Both first- and business-class seats will have multiple methods for charging personal electronic devices, according to the airline, and fast, free Wi-Fi provided by Viasat will be available.
According to Qantas, the inflight entertainment systems will have Bluetooth connectivity capability, meaning passengers will be able to connect their wireless headphones or other devices to their at-seat screens.
When service begins, Qantas’ Project Sunrise flights from New York will be the longest nonstops in the world. The airline has been conducting studies around sleep, service patterns, and onboard well-being to ensure that passengers can stay as comfortable as possible while spending about 20 hours in the air.
Part of those efforts includes a “well-being” zone that will be available to all passengers. According to Qantas, the design of that area, along with the premium economy and economy seating plans, will be unveiled in the coming months.
According to usatoday