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Qantas Reveals Project Sunrise First and Business Class Cabins

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We’ve finally got some more details about the aircraft that will fly Qantas’ Project Sunrise nonstop flights between New York and Australia slated to begin at the end of 2025.

The Australian flag carrier has just revealed images of the impressive first and business class cabins on its yet-to-be-delivered Airbus A350s.

Let’s take a look.

Revealed: Qantas’ New First and Business Class Cabins

Qantas’ stunning new first and business class cabins will be completely unique to the airline’s 12 Airbus A350s operating its ultra-long haul routes. From late 2025, passengers will get to experience them for the first time when Qantas’ long-awaited Project Sunrise nonstop routes from Melbourne and Sydney to New York and London take wing for the first time.

“Qantas has been the leader in opening up new long-haul flights for most of our history, and we’re bringing everything we’ve learned, both technically and in terms of passenger comfort, to Project Sunrise flying,” said Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas.

The aircraft will be premium-heavy, with more than 70 fewer seats than most other airlines’ versions of the Airbus A350.

Bottom Line: Qantas’ ultra-long-haul flying, dubbed “Project Sunrise,” has been years in the making and is scheduled to take to the skies for the first time towards the end of 2025. 

First Class

The first class suite complete with a separate lie-flat bed and a recliner chair take this product into the same league as the highly sought-after Singapore Airlines Suites.

This exclusive design feature will be super competitive on ultra-long-haul routes from Australia to the U.S. and Europe.

Qantas First A350 Cabin
This would be an incredible place to spend 19+ hours. Image Credit: Qantas

The suites will feature a wardrobe, a dining table for 2 passengers, a 32-inch ultra-HD TV, and a fully-closing sliding door for maximum privacy.

The lighting, fabrics, and finishes of this suite give a modern, understated sense of luxury that will bring Qantas into the top league of most beautifully designed first class cabins in the sky.

Qantas First A350 Rendering
The new Qantas A350 first class cabin rendering. Image Credit: Qantas

There will be 6 seats in a 1-1-1 configuration, meaning each passenger will have direct-aisle access.

Business Class

The 52-seat business class cabin will be configured in a classic 1-2-1 layout that you find on Qantas’ Airbus A330s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

The most obvious improvement that we see in the A350 equivalent is the addition of a sliding door, which, from the looks of the renderings, appears to be just short of fully-closing.

Qantas Business A350 1
The new business suite will feature sliding doors for added privacy. Image Credit: Qantas.

Inside the so-called “business suite,” passengers will enjoy a 2-meter (6.5 feet) lie-flat bed, ample storage, an 18-inch ultra-HD TV and large dining table, as well as a plush leather ottoman.

Qantas Business A350 2
The design of Qantas’ new Airbus A350 business suite is very easy on the eye. Image Credit. Qantas.

How to Book

It will be a while before we’re able to purchase tickets for these chic new first and business class seats onboard Project Sunrise.

Given the length and uniqueness of these flights, we can expect cash tickets for all cabins to be expensive.

As far as award seats go, we’d hazard a guess that the few that might get released will be exclusively available to members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.

Final Thoughts

The more information we find out about Qantas’ Project Sunrise, the more we can’t wait to fly it.

From what we’ve seen from the renderings, premium passengers flying ultra-long-haul onboard Qantas’ new Airbus A350s will be in for an unforgettable experience in all that is the best of mile-high luxury.

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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