Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Hopping over to Hong Kong on a roo.......

The leading Australian airline, Qantas, has said it will deploy its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on routes to Hong Kong from December this year.

Brisbane to Hong Kong from 19 December 2018
Melbourne to Hong Kong between 13 December 2018 until 29 March 2019
Sydney to Hong Kong 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 fly to Hong Kong.

The Dreamliners already operate to Los Angeles, New York, London and San Francisco for the Aussie airline and the International CEO is delighted to bring Hong Kong to that list of destinations. “Introducing the Dreamliner to Hong Kong reinforces our commitment to Asia, where we are seeing strong demand from premium travellers,” said Alison Webster. adding “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. 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 in-flight experience on every flight.”

The configuration Qantas has adopted on its 787 craft seats 236 passengers spread over three cabins and features Business Suite, next generation Premium Economy seat and normal Economy.  The airline says it is also bringing 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.

Summary of changes
Brisbane – Hong Kong (QF97/98)Daily789 to operate one day per week from 19 December 2018, increasing to two days per week from
30 January 2019. A330 to operate all other days.
Melbourne – Hong Kong (QF29/30)Daily789 to operate five days per week from 13 December 2018, increasing to six days per week from
28 January to 29 March 2019. A330 to operate all other days.
Sydney – Hong Kong (QF127/128 and QF117/118)Double daily789 to operate six days per week from 30 March 2019. A330 to operate all other services,
with A380 operating daily during peak season.