Quantas to launches 19-hour London/Sydney non-stop test flight

Quantas, Australia´s flagship carrier, has announced that following a test flight it plans to conduct a test flight between to carry out an ultra-long haul test flight between London and Sydney, it plans to conduct a test flight between London and Sydney, the company said.

Qantas flight 7879 will depart London´s Heathrow Airport and is expected to land around 19.5 hours later at Sydney´s Kingsford Smith Airport.

The 17,800-kilometre trip is the second ultra-long haul research flight Qantas has conducted as part of a scientific study into minimizing jetlag for passengers and improving crew wellbeing.

Qantas is repurposing a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for the test flight with maximum fuel and a restricted passenger and baggage load, and no cargo, to allow the aircraft to operate the flight non-stop.