Qantas will put the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its Hong Kong route in time for Christmas, the airline has announced.
The 236-seat long-range plane, which is replacing the last of the airline’s 747s, will initially start on the Melbourne to Hong Kong route from December 13, but only until the Sydney-HK kicks in on from March 30, 2019. The 787 will also commence on the Brisbane-HK route from December 19 this year.
Qantas also flies the A330 and A380 to Hong Kong and has refocused on Asia, leaving the European trip via the Middle East to codeshare partner Emirates.
The Dreamliner now also flies ex-Australia to Los Angeles, New York, London and San Francisco.
Qantas International CEO Alison Webster said the airline will also bring forward the peak season upgrade of one of its two daily Sydney-Hong Kong flights from a 747 to the A380 aircraft to early December, offering four cabins on the route, including First Class through to the end of March 2019.
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