Billed as “the most advanced long-haul aircraft of its type”, the new Qantas Dreamliner is set to establish a new standard of comfort in the air. Launching in 2018, it will feature just 236 seats, meaning more room to relax in than most other long-haul aircraft. Its windows are even 65 per cent larger than its closest competitors. In turn, passengers in Business will be treated to a staggered seat configuration, affording direct aisle access, while Economy seats feature moodlighting, foot nets and bespoke fabrics. It’s all created by Australian native David Caon – a leading industrial designer.
From March 2018, passengers will – for the first time – be able to fly non-stop between London Heathrow and Perth. It’s all down to the new Dreamliner 787-9, host to market-leading Economy seats, innovative Premium Economy offerings and a Business class furnished with all of the features you’d typically find in first. What’s more, Qantas’s 17-hour flight will cut journey times by up to an hour to destinations across Australia, thanks to the efficiency of Perth’s brand-new transit lounge. And, for those travelling in Business, London’s new flagship premium lounge will see customers off in style.
From March 25 2018, Qantas's daily London–Sydney service will route via Singapore, rather than Dubai. It offers travellers the chance to experience one of Asia's most dynamic cities where an intriguing history plays out to a skyscraping backdrop. As part of the shakeup, the daily Singapore–Melbourne service will be upgraded from an A330 to an A380 and, in lieu of the above, the London–Dubai–Melbourne route will be replaced with the direct 787 Dreamliner service to Perth, travelling onwards to Melbourne. Lastly, passengers will continue to have access to Qantas codeshares services, offering flights from six airports in the UK with Emirates to Dubai and then onwards to Australia.