Qantas announces the unveiling of their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Today, Qantas has announced the unveiling of their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Read more from their website below…

Qantas has announced their first Dreamliner aircraft which will seat 236 passengers across Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.

The Business class cabin will include suites “known for providing a high level of privacy, made more flexible on the 787 with the ability to now adjust the divider between each seat.”

The business class suites will have a fully-flat bed and offer plenty of space to eat, work or relax. The layout is a 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access as well as the ability to stay reclined during take-off and landing.

Economy passengers will also have an extra inch of seat pitch compared with the national carrier’s A380. It features a new personal device holder and USB ports, more storage areas, a seat-back mood light designed to minimize disturbance for other passengers; and a high-definition entertainment touchscreen that is five per cent larger. The seats will feature an updated version of the ‘footnet’ first, designed to cradle the legs during sleep.

The Dreamliner cabin interiors and new economy seat, designed by Australian industrial designer David Caon, are a progression of the Qantas aesthetic established by Marc Newson.

“Detail on initial Qantas Dreamliner destinations will be revealed in coming months, with the first international flights on sale before Christmas. The aircraft will gradually take over routes currently operated by the airline’s B747 fleet as well as adding new city-pairs to the Qantas International network. The Dreamliner’s Premium Economy cabin, which will offer a class leading experience and a revolutionary new seat, will be unveiled in early 2017.”

Quotes are from Qantas’ announcement

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