But I might be wrong there. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce last week said the airline had acted quickly to conserve cash, hitting pause on almost all capital and operating expenditure as well as implementing employee stand-downs, and raising $1.6 billion in loans against ten of its Boeing 787-9s as it weathers the coronavirus storm. This would instantly stimulate the two economies (just in time for New Zealand’s ski season) and get Qantas’ aircraft back in the air. And with the QF A330s not having a Premium cabin either, QF/JQ are losing a big mid-price market to other carriers. Hi Guest, join in the discussion on Qantas hits pause on new Boeing 787, Airbus A321neo jets, Executive Traveller is published by Business Travel Media Pty Ltd, a corporate authorised credit representative (#515763) of MGS FINANCIAL PTY LIMITED (#337568). As borders come down, where can you travel across Australia? Qantas will be taking delivery of their first of eight Boeing 787-9 aircraft in about a year, which they’ll eventually use to replace their existing 747 aircraft. Login now. Qantas has been struck by the virus and has been relying on government subsidies and taking out loans to survive the airline downturn. You'd think that Qantas have contracted to buy the aircraft and Boeing and Airbus have committed funds already to build them, so it's unlikely that Qantas will be totally off the financial hook. Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you ", Read more: Coronavirus puts Qantas Project Sunrise on hold. AAP February 21, 2013 1:10pm In theory longer range than 78-9 but they may have been modified for shorter range work. We use ads to keep our content free. 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Find out what makes the Qantas Dreamliner 787-9 the most advanced long-haul aircraft of its type anywhere in the world, flying non-stop from Perth to London. The Australian carrier was expecting several new planes in the remainder of 2020. The Qantas Group has confirmed they will be halting deliveries of new aircraft indefinitely, citing the financial uncertainty of coronavirus-related travel impacts.. Qantas Airways. Specifications of the Boeing 787-9 dreamliner Maximum take-off weight: 254,000 kg/560,000 lb: Wing span: 60.12 m/197.3 ft: Overall length: 62.81 m/208.1 ft Qantas has told Airbus and Boeing that it will not be accepting any aircraft deliveries this year, pushing its new arrivals till 2021. This is the only plane that Qantas has … As the Qantas A330s don't have a Premium Economy cabin, I won't book them and will book with someone who does, like Japan Airlines. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis. But it could be worse, Australian carrier Virgin Australia has not been so lucky and has gone into voluntary administration. Be in the know. Qantas will defer the delivery of its last three Boeing 787-9 aircraft due to arrive by the end of this year, which would have seen the Dreamliner fleet top out at 14 and allow the retirement of the Boeing 747s … 12 October 2017 (VH-ZNA) 1 December 2017 (VH-ZNB) I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! The long-range jets, decked out in a 232 seat all-economy configuration, were earmarked for a mix of domestic and selected international routes such as Sydney to Bali, along with potential new low-cost corridors such as Melbourne-Fiji and Cairns-Auckland. third Financial prudence trumps factory-fresh planes as Qantas charts a course to, and through, air travel's uncertain future. The first of 18 A321LRs were due to be used on domestic routes (such as between Sydney and Melbourne, currently operated by A320-200s). JQ pulled the 787 MEL-SIN route. What do you think? An eagle-eyed Jennifer Schuld spied the … When I'm not on my normal round-the-world business class holiday, I'm flying premium economy. Journalist - Working in news media for over a decade with outlets including 9News and the Discovery Channel, Nick is an airline marketing specialist with a Masters level education. The 787, the 929th built and Qantas… It will wait to see how other players lay down their fleet cards. Qantas will defer the delivery of its last three Boeing 787-9 aircraft due to arrive by the end of this year, which would have seen the Dreamliner fleet top out at 14 and allow the retirement of the Boeing 747s – although the now-grounded jumbo jets are now less likely to be put out to pasture than simply not return to the skies at all. As the carrier expected the arrival of three Boeing 787-9 by the end of 2020 and the first part of the 18 Airbus A321neo ordered from August 2020 until 2022, it announced that such delivery … Already have an ET account? Here's why airlines overbook Finally, after 97 years, Australian airline Qantas gets to fly the way it's always wanted. They were also going to allow the retirement of the Boeing 747 fleet. 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Qantas plans for potential 787 delay QANTAS says it has the flexibility to cope with any further delays to deliveries of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Qantas’s 100th anniversary 787 has been rolled out of Boeing’s paint shop in Seattle featuring logos from the airline’s founding in outback Queensland in 1920 to its latest effort celebrating its centenary. Please Support us by turning off your adblocker. "There's a lot we don't know about life on the other side of the crisis, but our starting assumption has to be that the market won't return to demand levels we had going into the crisis. Qantas brings forward Boeing 787 deliveries by David Flynn | May 8, 2017 Qantas has brought forward the delivery of its second tranche of Boeing 787s, with all four of the Dreamliners now taking wing in … This route is currently served by Jetstar’s Boeing 787-8 fleet, which could be redeployed to destinations such as Hawaii or Japan. Already have an Executive Traveller account? Perhaps the major issue is that Qantas would have a real problem finding and paying for somewhere to park them, so it's better to leave them with the manufacturers? Qantas has told Airbus and Boeing that it will not be accepting any aircraft deliveries this year, pushing its new arrivals till 2021. The first of these additional 787-9s is due to arrive in late 2019, with a rapid delivery … Qantas will begin taking delivery of the A380s early in 2007. Gareth Evans, Qantas' CFO affirmed that the group's order of 50 Boeing 787-9s still exists – including both options and purchase rights – and that it was "looking forward to exercising those purchase rights and bringing those aircraft into the Qantas … When will Qantas reopen its international lounges? Qantas captain Lisa Norman and CEO Alan Joyce in the cockpit of the 787 Dreamliner during its delivery to the airline at the Boeing factory near Seattle. Registered VH-ZNE, Qantas says the aircraft … Qantas is playing this as if it were a poker hand. They still (normally) have the A320 DPS and PER SIN routes. Qantas will today announce an order for six more Boeing 787-9 jets, bringing the total red-tailed Dreamliner fleet to 14 in number. Qantas was due to receive three Boeing 787s and a single Airbus A321LR this year. Boeing and Airbus are just dealers. Also put on ice: Jetstar's Airbus A321neo LR aircraft, the first of which was slated for delivery in August with all 18 streaming through by the middle of 2022. parties. Qantas chairwoman Margaret Jackson said the airline would fund the Boeing 787 purchases from the company’s operating cash flow. There are currently ten 747 … The market will probably be smaller for some time. Whether or not it will be enough for them to accept the delivery of these new aircraft in 2021 remains to be seen. Talking point: have you given up on airport WiFi? Resend one to yourself here. Qantas has brought forward the delivery of its second tranche of Boeing 787s, with all four of the Dreamliners now taking wing in the second half of 2018 to allow the launch of a second non-stop route … Photo: Qantas Three new Qantas Dreamliners have gone to Victorville. This article lists the orders and deliveries for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.As of … They are too long range to waste on most domestic routes, and the longer international routes mentioned all have a need for at least a Premium Economy zone. Most of the airline's jets are already grounded, awaiting the gradual return of domestic travel, but international travel – barring the opening of a local 'bubbles' to the likes of New Zealand and other nearby Pacific islands – isn't expected to resume until 2021, while a stabilised 'new normal' may not arrive until 2023. Here are delivery dates for the first Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. 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I thought Jetstar did already pull out of SIN with QF flying there again through to LHR. Qantas could switch to A321XLR for JetStar to Singapore, KL, Bali. This could include fewer Airbus A380s, with the airline halting its refurbishment plan – only six of the 12 superjumbos have been upgraded with new business class seats and inflight lounges to free up cash in the short term, until it's determined how many A380s will be needed in this uncertain future. A Qantas spokesman confirmed to Executive Traveller that the airline has advised Airbus and Boeing it won’t be taking delivery of any new aircraft in the short term. Three Qantas 787s are now in Victorville, VH-ZNM, VH-ZNL, and VH-ZNN ferried in that order, the third without all its paint. Additionally, the A321LR would have facilitated more flights to tropical destinations such as Bali. Find out more about the Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Watch a time-lapse video of the Dreamliner being assembled at the Boeing factory in Seattle Opens external site in a new window Seat maps "That will depend on what the recovery scenario looks like.". The story just says 'it won't be taking delivery'. Last week, Simple Flying reported on a new Qantas 787 … To date, Qantas has taken delivery of four 787-9s with a further four due to arrive by the end of 2018. Jetstar’s first Boeing 787-8 delivery was a special event as it marked not just the first Dreamliner for the low-cost airline, but also the first one for Australia. Log in below. Qantas has taken delivery of another Boeing 787-9, and sent it straight into storage. Luke interesting on how they are configured for range, but I'm sure airbus can make the adjustments. If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address "We do think there is a huge potential for Project Sunrise but the time is not right now, given the impact that COVID-19 has had on world travel," Joyce reflected. Qantas has taken delivery of its fifth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with the factory-fresh aircraft touching down in Melbourne on Sunday evening. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password. ", Despite a forecasted "net cash burn rate of $40m a week by the end of June", Joyce said this was "a lot lower than most airlines around the globe, and we have a light at the end of the tunnel with domestic and trans-Tasman markets potentially opening up before any other markets. interact with our community. Qantas will join other airlines around the world in pushing back on the delivery of new jets until the worst of the coronavirus has passed and the shape of the post-pandemic travel market is clearer. below, then click 'Submit'. I wonder whether the Qantas group will still be paying for the new aircraft. These last three 787s would have filled QF’s order of 14 total 787s, but QF will not … Photo: Getty Images VH-ZNN quietly ferried to Victorville. "It is hard to predict what the demand will look like and recovery is likely to be slow," Joyce admitted. Qantas Airways is accelerating deliveries of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners it has ordered so it can retire five older 747s from its international fleet sooner than planned. until the worst of the coronavirus has passed and the shape of the post-pandemic travel market is clearer. 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MIAMI – Due to the dramatic plunge in air passenger demand, Qantas Airways (QF) pauses Airbus and Boeing aircraft deliveries for the rest of the year. a mix of domestic and selected international routes such as Sydney to Bali, along with potential new low-cost corridors such as Melbourne-Fiji and Cairns-Auckland. Qantas confirmed plans to defer delivery of their final 3 Boeing 787 … Qantas was going to use the Boeing 787-9s in its mainline full-service carrier (Qantas) to operate flights to Europe (from Perth) and the USA. I believe the XLR was slated to be doing SYD/MEL to DPS in the initial announcement. Working closely with AirAsia, Virgin Australia, Turkish Airlines and others, Nick provides unique insight and analysis on a variety of aviation topics. In a move to shore up cash and help prolong the life of the firm, Qantas has decided to defer deliveries of four new aircraft from both Airbus and Boeing. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link. These are tentative delivery dates, they could change. Jetstar preceded Qantas by four … Still, as it wouldn’t have had to pay until the aircraft were handed over and touched down in Australia, it pushed the physical deliveries until next year. Qantas has three Boeing 787-9 aircraft on order to be delivered by Christmas 2020. Qantas received the spanking new Boeing 787-9 in Victorville, California, on November the 13th, the delivery bringing its Dreamliner fleet up to 12. Sign up to our daily aviation news digest. due to arrive by the end of this year, which, would have seen the Dreamliner fleet top out at 14 and. As reported by Executive Traveller, there were two different mission profiles for the two aircraft. Or operate smaller thin routes that are growing in popularity, like Auckland to Cairns for New Zealand tourists. 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Following a ceremony Monday at Boeing’s Paine Field, Qantas Airways took delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner — one of eight such aircraft to be delivered by 2019. Qantas has pushed back aircraft deliveries from Airbus and Boeing worth hundreds of millions of dollars as it rethinks its network and fleet needs during a long recovery from the … As it stands, the Boeing 747 fleet has been parked due to the aviation crisis, and the new routes have been put on the backburner. Based in Sydney, Australia. Joyce also confirmed that ambitious plans for non-stop Project Sunrise flights to London, Paris and New York have been put on hold, along with an order for the Airbus A350-1000 jets which would have tackled the marathon 18-20 hour journeys. If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. Should Qantas do this? With the virus slowly winding down in Australia and New Zealand, there has been talk about reopening the borders between the two countries. The extra seating capacity would have boosted profits (232 seats on the A321LR vs 180 on the A320). The other 17 aircraft on order are due 2021 onwards. "But we do think there's still a good business case for it, and a good opportunity. Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox, Qantas hits pause on new Boeing 787, Airbus A321neo jets. Qantas simply doesn’t need the Boeing 787-9s right now with demand so low. ", Joyce told Executive Traveller that the airline would launch a sweeping review of its entire international fleet to reshape the airline around post-coronavirus travel demand, because "the Qantas of 2021 and 2022 will not be the Qantas of 2019.". 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