Meanwhile, a flight from Australia to New York is expected to take 18 hours, saving around three hours.
The airline is expected to announce it will order 12 Airbus A350-1000 ultra-long jets, part of a multibillion-dollar aircraft buying spree.
One of these planes is currently en route to Australia, leading industry experts to believe the ambitious project is moving forward.
The company sent out a media alert to reporters on Friday noting a “major announcement.”
western australia first announced that the announcement would involve the order from Airbus.
Reuters also reported details of the announcement.