Qantas to base 4 787-9s at Brisbane

Qantas has today announced that they would base 4 787s at Brisbane from mid-2018. These aircraft would most likely replace the 747 on the BNE-LAX route with the other 2 possibly being used to start flights to San Francisco or Dallas. This means that the 4 787’s will be based at Melbourne with the other 4 being based at Brisbane. This is more good news in terms of airlines BNE has already experienced this year:

Malindo Air adding KUL-DPS-BNE daily
Cathay Pacific adding more non-stop flights from Hong Kong
Emirates adding 3rd daily flight
China Airlines increasing TPE-BNE-AKL to daily
Norfolk Island Airways adding BNE-NLK-AKL
Hainan Airlines starting SZX-BNE 2x weekly
Singapore Airlines replacing A333, B772 with A350’s
And now Qantas basing 4 dreamliners here


Bit annoyed Qantas aren’t basing their Dreamliners in Sydney, but I’m sure I’ll see them enough anyways…


You can’t say that! Sydney most of the time get all of Qantas’s love with heaps of new routes and A380’s. And anyway the 787 would probably be a downgrade for some Sydney routes.

A330 better then 787-9 ?

Qantas need some 777 on another note

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A330’s are pretty good and 787 are better but Sydney get majority of Qantas long haul routes so it isn’t like they are missing out.

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787s are incredibly fuel efficient so doing long hauls would be no hassle for them.

787-9 can fly further then a330

787-9 is built to be LH but can be used SH

Wow, as much as I love the 787, I am very sad. My first international flight was was on a Qantas 747-400 last year. It was VH-OEI nicknamed “Ceduna”. I flew on to it from Lax to Bne(qf16). That was an awesome experience. This is very sad,

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