Melbourne to Los Angeles will be first Dreamliner route for Qantas
- December 13, 2016
Melbourne to Los Angeles for Qantas currently will be the first route on the 787-9 Dreamliner. Melbourne – Los Angeles route will be the first Qantas 787-9 service in 2017 when the airline inaugurates its international services on the Dreamliner. The route will replace the 747 service currently servicing the route alongside the Qantas A380.
The Qantas Dreamliner will carry 236 passengers in a three-class configuration and complement the daily Airbus A380 service already flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Operating six times per week, the Dreamliner will compliment the A380 service.
The 787-9 Melbourne-Los Angeles service will operate six days a week. This takes the total number of Qantas services on the route from nine to 13 return flights per week and will give customers the convenience of a morning or afternoon departure from Melbourne on most days. As it replaces a larger, 364-seat 747 that operates twice a week, the net capacity increase is approximately 1,400 seats in total.
Fares will be on sale from Christmas Day 2016.
This is subject to Government and regulatory approval.