Qantas unveils the 787-900 Dreamliner

· 1 min read · Travel

Qantas today unveiled details of the next aircraft to join its fleet — the Boeing 787-900 “Dreamliner” — set to join the fleet in October 2017.

Customers flying in Business will experience the next generation of the popular Business Suite, as seen on all but two of the Airbus A330 fleet with each suite providing direct aisle access in a 1-2-1 configuration.

Economy passengers will enjoy a new seat with a 32” pitch — 1” more than that on the Airbus A380 in a 3-3-3 configuration. While the seat will be equipped with a larger personal entertainment screen, each seat will also have a USB port allowing you to use (and keep charged) your own personal devices such as an iPad.

Qantas is expected to announce details of the first routes flown by the 787-900 over the next few months with the first flights on sale before Christmas. Over time the aircraft will take over routes currently operated by the Boeing 747-400 fleet.

As part of the launch, Qantas has unveiled a new livery and branding that will be gradually rolled out over time.

You can watch the video below, or head to dreamliner.qantas.com for more information.

Having flown the Boeing 787-900 with another carrier on a long haul flight, I enjoyed the improved cabin comfort immensely and are looking forward to seeing the aircraft flying under the Qantas brand.

Header image credit to Qantas.