Qantas has commenced direct flights between Brisbane and San Francisco, linking the Californian metropolis with Australia’s third-largest city.
Air New Zealand has reduced flights to Perth and Sydney over the Christmas/New Year period due to required checks on its Boeing 787-9 fleet’s Rolls-Royce engines. As a result, a seasonal two times weekly flight between Christchurch and Perth is no longer going ahead this summer. Also, Air New Zealand said on Monday it would
Qantas's second of three ultra long-haul research flights landed in Sydney on Friday 19 hours and 19 minutes after taking off from London Heathrow.
Air New Zealand says it plans to drop Los Angeles-London Heathrow and launch Auckland-New York Newark nonstop from October 2020 with the Boeing 787-9.
To mark the first of three Project Sunrise nonstop research flights from New York to Sydney, this story from the Australian Aviation archives comes from May 2018, when Gerard Frawley wrote about the experience of being on Qantas's inaugural Perth-London Heathrow nonstop service.