Qantas passengers travelling between some Australian cities between November 2019 and February 2020 will now have the option of flying on the popular Boeing 747 aircraft, before Australia’s flag-carrier retires its 747 fleet.
The Australian carrier will offer eight flights on six different domestic routes before phasing out the aircraft in 2020. Qantas will replace the ageing 747s with a number of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Upcoming domestic Boeing 747 services:
SYD-BNE QF524 9 Nov 2019
SYD-ADL QF743 23 Nov 2019
SYD-MEL QF417 31 Dec 2019
SYD-MEL QF439 15 Feb 2020
BNE-SYD QF529 11 Nov 2019
ADL-SYD QF736 25 Nov 2019
MEL-SYD QF438 1 Jan 2020
MEL-SYD QF400 17 Feb 2020
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Both Qantas’ 747-400s and 747-400ERs have 58 business class seats, 36 premium economy seats and 270 economy seats.
The 747 is one of the world’s most loved and iconic passenger aircraft. After around 50 years of service, airlines around the world have started to phase out the wide-bodied jet and replace their fleets with newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft.
Qantas first took delivery of the jumbo jet in 1971.