Qantas Airways, which received delivery of its latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner will deploy the aircraft on Sydney to Auckland to New York route.
Qantas Boeing 787 to New York
Australian flag carrier, Qantas Airways is looking to increase frequency on its Sydney to Auckland to New York (JFK) route. From October, the airline will operate the route 4X weekly instead of current 3X weekly. The airline will use the latest Dreamliner to boost the frequency.
The airline has received delivery of 8 aircraft in this year. This includes 2 Airbus A380s which returned to its fleet from a long grounding. Along with this, the airline has also received 3 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, after a delivery pause of almost 3 years.
3 Dreamliner deliveries this year
The airline received the latest Boeing 789 VH-ZNN on 21 July. The Dreamliner with Manufacturer Serial Number MSN 66078 is a 2.7 years old aircraft. It is one of the last 3 aircraft delivered to Qantas. Because of Federal Aviation Administration restricting the Boeing 787 deliveries, the airline was long awaiting deliveries of these 3 Dreamliner aircraft.
VH-ZNL was delivered in April and VH-ZNM was delivered in June. Qantas received 12th Boeing 789 VH-ZNM after a gap of nearly 2 years. All thanks to Federal Aviation Administration order to Boeing to stop B787 deliveries.
Qantas B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft have 236 seats in 3 cabin layout. These comprises of 42 business class lie-flat bed seats, 28 Premium Economy seats and 166 Economy class seats.
The airline has plans to start direct flights from Perth International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport. It is in constant talks with Air France to evaluate options on how it can operate to Paris and other European destinations.
CEO Alan Joyce said that the airline wants to start Paris flights from Perth and is talking with various European authorities and airlines to find out how it can do that.
Source Credits : FlightGlobal