The Australian flag carrier’s newest aircraft features the latest version of the airline’s business suite.
Hong Kong is now the fifth destination, as well as the first in Asia to be served by Qantas’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Other international destinations served by the Qantas Dreamliner include Los Angeles, New York, London, and San Francisco, as the new aircraft gradually replace the 747 on key routes.
The Australian flag carrier’s newest aircraft has started flying between Melbourne and Hong Kong five times per week until January 28. The flights will increase to six a week until March 29. Meanwhile, the airline’s A330 aircraft will continue to operate other flights on this route.
Passengers can also enjoy the Dreamliner on select flights between Brisbane and Hong Kong, as well as Qantas’ Sydney-Hong Kong route starting next March. From March 31, one of its two daily Sydney-Hong Kong flights will be rescheduled, allowing travelers to choose between a midday or evening departure from Sydney.
Carrying 236 passengers across three cabins, the aircraft features the latest version of the airline’s business suite (nicknamed “mini first class” by some frequent flyers), as well as next generation premium-economy seats and improved economy seats with more legroom and extra storage compartments.
Qantas CEO Alison Webster said: “Introducing the Dreamliner to Hong Kong reinforces our commitment to Asia, where we are seeing strong demand from premium travellers.”
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