The Rise of 20-Hour Long Flights

Published on December 20, 2018
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References:
[1] https://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/30/opinion/from-newark-over-the-north-pole.html
[2] https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/passenger-aircraft/a350xwb-family/a350-900.html#xtra; https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/previous-generation-aircraft/a340-family/a340-500.html#details
[3] https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sGzdg_MEy-42C2kMqIlEPINefXLaXhsnJJVvDH36WU4/edit#gid=0
[4] https://ycharts.com/indicators/jet_fuel_spot_price
[5] https://www.emirates.com/au/english/about-us/global-presence/emirates-and-australia.aspx; https://blueswandaily.com/singapore-airlines-group-to-top-100000-seats-weekly-in-australia-this-year/
[6] https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-economy/article/2173004/threat-cathay-pacific-and-hong-kong-qantas-says-non
[7] https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=2ahUKEwjng9-V94bfAhWIjVkKHRKBAYkQFjABegQICRAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Finvestor.qantas.com%2FDownloadFile.axd%3Ffile%3D%2FReport%2FComNews%2F20180823%2F02012790.pdf&usg=AOvVaw27Aju6CA3xUiZacUWMnsRN
[8] https://centreforaviation.com/news/qantas-considering-new-route-development-to-europe-instead-of-perth-london-capacity-increaseceo-853369
[9] https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/virgin-atlantic-mulls-london-perth-flight/
[10] https://www.ausbt.com.au/turkish-airlines-wants-istanbul-sydney-flights-by-june-2019

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