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And The First Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner Route Is…

And The First Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner Route Is…

This story has been updated with new information on December 22, 2016.

Fresh off the back of Qantas’ announcement that their new 787-9 Dreamliner will be servicing the first ever non-stop flights from Australia to Europe in 2018, the airline has today announced the first route on their network that will be flown by the flagship aircraft.

Passengers flying from Melbourne to LA will be the very first to experience the Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner when the inaugural international service takes-off on December 15, 2017.*


Two hundred and thirty six passengers will be carried across the Pacific in a three-class configuration (Business, Premium Economy and Economy), complementing the existing service flown on the same route by the A380.

The Dreamliners have been designed for maximum passenger comfort, with larger windows, responsive cabin lighting, a system that counters turbulence, and lower C02 emissions compared to other aircrafts of its size. This means that you’re in for a smoother, quieter and cleaner journey. Bonus: there’s even more room in Economy too.

The new Economy livery.

The 787-9 Dreamliner service from Melbourne to LA will operate six days a week, giving customers the convenience of a morning or afternoon departure from Melbourne on both days, and fares will be on sale from Christmas Day 2016.

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Update: The QF 95 Dreamliner service is scheduled to depart Melbourne at 2:25pm for a morning arrival in Los Angeles at 9:45am on the same day. QF 96 will leave Los Angeles at 11:35pm before arriving in Melbourne at 10:10am local time two days later (due to the time zones). The service will run six days a week, and won’t operate to Los Angeles on Wednesdays and from Los Angeles on Tuesdays.

*subject to final government and regulatory approval

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