Qantas orders Airbus jets for world’s longest non-stop flight

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By Sameer Manekar and Jamie Freed SYDNEY (Reuters) -Qantas Airways Ltd said on Monday it had ordered 12 A350-1000 planes from Airbus SE to be used on what will be the world’s longest commercial flight from Sydney to London, as well as 40 narrowbody jets to renew its domestic fleet. The deal comes as market conditions improve and demand for domestic and international travel recover from the pandemic faster than expected, allowing the carrier to reduce debt and forecast a return to profit in the financial year starting July 1. “The board’s decision to approve what is the largest aircraft order i…

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