24-Aug-2016 1:00 PM

Qantas Group says Qantas 787 flights to be on sale before Christmas; introduction in 2017

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce stated (24-Aug-2016) a "huge amount" of preparation is underway for the arrival of the first Qantas Boeing 787 in 2017. Mr Joyce noted: "Our first aircraft is still about 15 months away, but I’m delighted to say that Dreamliner flights on our existing network will be on sale before Christmas. And shortly after that, we’ll be announcing other international destinations that this state-of-the-art aircraft will fly to." Mr Joyce noted the aircraft will feature suites in business class, economy seats with more room and improved IFE entertainment and a "revolutionary premium economy that is streets ahead of anything else out there". Further details will be confirmed in coming months. Qantas is working with a team of designers and university sleep experts to design the interiors for the economy, premium economy and business class cabins. [more - original PR]

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