SYDNEY—New-generation widebodies are prompting some airlines to seek out potential new city pairs that can be served nonstop with flight times of 17 hr. or longer. Qantas started nonstop service from Perth to London Heathrow in March using Boeing 787-9s, and CEO Alan Joyce said during the IATA AGM here that the oneworld carrier was looking at other possible ultra-long-haul routes, such as to Frankfurt, Paris or U.S. cities. Qantas has challenged Airbus and Boeing to offer an aircraft ...

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