23 OCTOBER 2017

YOUR WORDS


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.

BTN DISTRIBUTION

BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.

Index

Email this Page
Bookmark

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
info@btnews.co.uk
© 2020 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 23 OCTOBER 2017

Qantas welcomes Dreamliner

First steps towards plans by Qantas to bring Australia within non-stop flying distance of the UK took place last week as the airline unveiled its first Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner, named Great Southern Land.

The aircraft, which will have a three-class configuration, was hailed by officials as the "game-changer” that will open up new routes, signalling the "start of an exciting new era for the national carrier".

Qantas announced plans 10 months ago to launch a London – Perth non-stop operation beginning in March 2018 (BTN 12 December 2016), following up last summer by trailing a London – Sydney non-stop “within the next five years” (BTN  28 August).

Greeting the new arrival last week, CEO Alan Joyce said: “From the distance it can fly to the attention to detail we've put into the cabin design, it will reshape what people expect from international travel. 

"The Dreamliner makes routes like Perth – London possible, which will be the first direct air link Australia has ever had with Europe. And it means other potential routes are now on the drawing board as well". 

Eight B787-9s will be delivered to Qantas by the end of 2018, with Melbourne – Los Angeles the second of the two routes so far announced. Additional services from Brisbane have also been flagged.

www.qantas.com

Index/Home page
 

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum


No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?


Add your comment

First Name
Surname
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
Country/City
Comment
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.
www.btnews.co.uk