World’s longest non-stop flight – level 3

11-05-2022 15:00

Qantas Airways is launching the world’s longest non-stop commercial flight from Sydney, Australia, to London, England, and it’s ordered a dozen special Airbus jets for the flight.

The airline will charge higher fares to save four hours on the popular route that takes 24 hours. The route’s nickname has been the ‘kangaroo route’, since all its flights have to stop for fuel. The flights will use A350-1000 aircraft configured with extra premium seating and reduced overall capacity.

In 2020, the company was 11 weeks to bankruptcy, and it transformed to survive. The long-discussed breakthrough will boost Qantas’s marketing. The company’s CEO announced the multi-billion-dollar deal on Monday, and he said that the flights will start in late 2025. Qantas made the biggest aircraft order in its history, and the company’s stocks surged to the highest in months.

Difficult words: configure (to prepare for an operation in a particular way), premium (a bonus or extra), breakthrough (an event that improves a situation or solves a problem).

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