Qantas’ London to Sydney flight: Almost empty plane flies direct as part of ‘Project Sunrise’

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The Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane arrives at Sydney International Airport after flying direct from New York: Getty

Qantas is flying an almost empty nonstop flight from London to Sydney as part of the carrier’s “Project Sunrise”.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner left Heathrow this morning and is due to land in Sydney at 11.45am local time on Friday.

Qantas first flew from London to Sydney nonstop more than 30 years ago.

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