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Qantas to test 'ultra long-haul' Sydney to NY, London flights

24.8.2019

Qantas to test 'ultra long-haul' Sydney to NY, London flights

Qantas last year introduced the first direct service from the western Australian city of Perth to London, with the 17-hour journey one of the longest passenger flights in the world.

"This is ultimately a business decision and the economics have to stack up," he said.

The airline was hit by an Aus$614 million fuel bill increase and Aus$154 million in foreign exchange impacts.

In the 12 months to June 30, underlying profit before tax—the airline's preferred measure that strips out one-off costs—was down 17 percent at Aus$1.3 billion.

Joyce said the outlook for the airline was "mixed," with weakness in the domestic tourism market and flat corporate travel demand.

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