Champagne. Meditation apps. A bathroom you can turn around in. If you appreciate the finer things in life—and have a penchant for the world’s most famous skyline—we have good news: Qantas just announced Hong Kong as the next destination for its sought-after Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
“From December 2018, customers travelling on selected Qantas flights to Hong Kong will experience the Dreamliner’s next generation Economy, Premium Economy and Business class cabins,” the company said in a press release.
- Brisbane to Hong Kong will be available from 19 December 2018
- Melbourne to Hong Kong will start between 13 December 2018 until 29 March 2019
- Sydney to Hong Kong will begin from 30 March 2019
The changes are timed with the arrival of Qantas’ eighth Dreamliner and will join the national carrier’s A330 and A380 aircraft that also go to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong joins Los Angeles, New York, London and San Francisco as international destinations served by the Australian flagship airline’s Dreamliner, “As the more efficient aircraft gradually replaces the 747 on key routes” (Qantas).
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Qantas International CEO Alison Webster announced the airline was pleased to share the Dreamliner experience with more customers across the world.
“Introducing the Dreamliner to Hong Kong reinforces our commitment to Asia, where we are seeing strong demand from premium travellers.”
“The customer response to the Dreamliner has been overwhelmingly positive. Feedback on the cabin environment, from the seats to the anti-jetlag measures, is fantastic. It’s an aircraft people really enjoy flying on,” she continued, adding that:
“The combination of our 787, A330 and A380 aircraft operating between Australia and Hong Kong over the peak season will see customers enjoy a premium inflight experience on every flight.”
Qantas’ Dreamliner accommodates 236 passengers across three cabins, featuring the latest version of the airline’s Business Suite, dubbed “mini First Class”, as well as a cutting edge Premium Economy seat and a significantly improved Economy seat with extra storage compartments and more legroom.
Qantas have also said they will bring forward the peak season upgrade of one of its two daily Sydney-Hong Kong flights from a 747 to the A380 aircraft to early December, offering four cabins on the route including First Class through to the end of March 2019.