Qantas to introduce the Dreamliner on Trans-Tasman routes

Qantas has announced it will operate its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Tasman between Auckland and Sydney during the peak summer season.

The change in aircraft type will allow passengers on the route to experience Qantas’ premium cabins.

The airline currently operates a mix of 737’s and A330’s between Australia and New Zealand.

Qantas International Acting CEO Naren Kumar said the debut of the Dreamliner makes the best use of the airline’s current fleet before more Dreamliners arrive next year.

“The Dreamliner has been incredibly popular so we’re pleased to give our customers travelling between Auckland and Sydney the opportunity to experience it,” said Mr Kumar.

“The 787 will also offer customers the option to experience our latest Premium Economy cabin and the opportunity for Frequent Flyers to upgrade using Qantas Points.”

To celebrate the announcement, Qantas is offering a special sale for seats in Premium Economy from $299 one-way for Qantas flights QF141 and QF144 between Auckland and Sydney.

The Dreamliners will operate between 4 December 2019 and 28 March 2020.