Australian flag carrier Qantas has placed an order for 12 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners, almost doubling its Dreamliner fleet.
The order consists of four Boeing 787-9 and eight 787-10 Dreamliners which will be utilised on its long-haul network.
“This is another multi-billion-dollar investment in the national carrier, and it’s great news for our customers and our people,” said Alan Joyce, Qantas Group CEO. “The 787 and the GE engines fitted to them, are thoroughly proven and extremely capable.”
Qantas sees the Boeing 787 as key to helping it meet its long-term sustainability goals, reducing fuel use and emissions by up to 25% and featuring quieter engines compared to previous generation jets.
“With its market-leading environmental performance, the 787 Dreamliner is central to Qantas’ unwavering commitment to operate one of the most sustainable and capable fleets in the airline industry,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Both the 787-9 and 787-10 offer enhanced efficiency, flexibility and passenger comfort to connect Australia and destinations around the world.”
The Dreamliner can also help Qantas to open up new routes and markets with its fuel-efficient long-haul capability with the larger 787-10 having a range of 6,330 nautical miles (11,730 km).