"We do think there is a huge potential for Project Sunrise but the time is not right now, given the impact that COVID-19 has had on world travel," Joyce reflected. Qantas plans for potential 787 delay QANTAS says it has the flexibility to cope with any further delays to deliveries of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. MIAMI – Due to the dramatic plunge in air passenger demand, Qantas Airways (QF) pauses Airbus and Boeing aircraft deliveries for the rest of the year. The Airbus A321LRs were destined for Qantas’ low-cost carrier Jetstar. Qantas will today announce an order for six more Boeing 787-9 jets, bringing the total red-tailed Dreamliner fleet to 14 in number. JQ pulled the 787 MEL-SIN route. This article lists the orders and deliveries for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.As of … The first of 18 A321LRs were due to be used on domestic routes (such as between Sydney and Melbourne, currently operated by A320-200s). … It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to The Australian carrier was expecting several new planes in the remainder of 2020. These are tentative delivery dates, they could change. Last week, Simple Flying reported on a new Qantas 787 … "It is hard to predict what the demand will look like and recovery is likely to be slow," Joyce admitted. I thought Jetstar did already pull out of SIN with QF flying there again through to LHR. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! To date, Qantas has taken delivery of four 787-9s with a further four due to arrive by the end of 2018. Log in below. Likewise, with the Qantas order, the Jetstar order is not needed as even now the carrier has its 787 fleets grounded and doesn’t need these new aircraft. Qantas’ newest 787 Dreamliner has rolled out of the paint shop at Boeing’s factory in Washington State today, wearing a special Centenary livery to celebrate the flying kangaroo’s 100th year in the skies. More comfortable than competitors' 9-abreast A330 and probably cheaper per seat as well. The market will probably be smaller for some time. Resend one to yourself here. I believe the XLR was slated to be doing SYD/MEL to DPS in the initial announcement. Whether or not it will be enough for them to accept the delivery of these new aircraft in 2021 remains to be seen. "That will depend on what the recovery scenario looks like.". You'd think that Qantas have contracted to buy the aircraft and Boeing and Airbus have committed funds already to build them, so it's unlikely that Qantas will be totally off the financial hook. Or operate smaller thin routes that are growing in popularity, like Auckland to Cairns for New Zealand tourists. Financial prudence trumps factory-fresh planes as Qantas charts a course to, and through, air travel's uncertain future. Qantas confirmed plans to defer delivery of their final 3 Boeing 787 … Qantas has been struck by the virus and has been relying on government subsidies and taking out loans to survive the airline downturn. This is the only plane that Qantas has … Working closely with AirAsia, Virgin Australia, Turkish Airlines and others, Nick provides unique insight and analysis on a variety of aviation topics. David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis. Qantas will be taking delivery of their first of eight Boeing 787-9 aircraft in about a year, which they’ll eventually use to replace their existing 747 aircraft. Qantas has pushed back aircraft deliveries from Airbus and Boeing worth hundreds of millions of dollars as it rethinks its network and fleet needs during a long recovery from the … But I might be wrong there. Qantas will defer the delivery of its last three Boeing 787-9 aircraft due to arrive by the end of this year, which would have seen the Dreamliner fleet top out at 14 and allow the retirement of the Boeing 747s … Luke interesting on how they are configured for range, but I'm sure airbus can make the adjustments. Here are the best watches of the year: should you care? AAP February 21, 2013 1:10pm Qantas has taken delivery of another Boeing 787-9, and sent it straight into storage. Login now. Journalist - Working in news media for over a decade with outlets including 9News and the Discovery Channel, Nick is an airline marketing specialist with a Masters level education. Qantas is playing this as if it were a poker hand. Qantas will defer the delivery of its last three Boeing 787-9 aircraft due to arrive by the end of this year, which would have seen the Dreamliner fleet top out at 14 and allow the retirement of the Boeing 747s – although the now-grounded jumbo jets are now less likely to be put out to pasture than simply not return to the skies at all. Hi Guest, join in the discussion on Qantas hits pause on new Boeing 787, Airbus A321neo jets, Executive Traveller is published by Business Travel Media Pty Ltd, a corporate authorised credit representative (#515763) of MGS FINANCIAL PTY LIMITED (#337568). Qantas captain Lisa Norman and CEO Alan Joyce in the cockpit of the 787 Dreamliner during its delivery to the airline at the Boeing factory near Seattle. Still, as it wouldn’t have had to pay until the aircraft were handed over and touched down in Australia, it pushed the physical deliveries until next year. Qantas could switch to A321XLR for JetStar to Singapore, KL, Bali. 12 October 2017 (VH-ZNA) 1 December 2017 (VH-ZNB) Qantas has brought forward the delivery of its second tranche of Boeing 787s, with all four of the Dreamliners now taking wing in the second half of 2018 to allow the launch of a second non-stop route … We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password. Up close with Qantas' brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner taking off from Melbourne Airport! Qantas was due to receive three Boeing 787s and a single Airbus A321LR this year. Look at Scoot, AirAsiaX, etc who all have one. 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Should Qantas do this? Joyce also confirmed that ambitious plans for non-stop Project Sunrise flights to London, Paris and New York have been put on hold, along with an order for the Airbus A350-1000 jets which would have tackled the marathon 18-20 hour journeys. "The Boeing 787 is an excellent aircraft and remains an important part of our future" said Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce. Already have an Executive Traveller account? ", Joyce told Executive Traveller that the airline would launch a sweeping review of its entire international fleet to reshape the airline around post-coronavirus travel demand, because "the Qantas of 2021 and 2022 will not be the Qantas of 2019.". The story just says 'it won't be taking delivery'. Three Qantas 787s are now in Victorville, VH-ZNM, VH-ZNL, and VH-ZNN ferried in that order, the third without all its paint. If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. The first of these additional 787-9s is due to arrive in late 2019, with a rapid delivery … until the worst of the coronavirus has passed and the shape of the post-pandemic travel market is clearer. parties. As borders come down, where can you travel across Australia? Qantas will join other airlines around the world in pushing back on the delivery of new jets until the worst of the coronavirus has passed and the shape of the post-pandemic travel market is clearer. Please Support us by turning off your adblocker. An eagle-eyed Jennifer Schuld spied the … Here's why airlines overbook Finally, after 97 years, Australian airline Qantas gets to fly the way it's always wanted. Specifications of the Boeing 787-9 dreamliner Maximum take-off weight: 254,000 kg/560,000 lb: Wing span: 60.12 m/197.3 ft: Overall length: 62.81 m/208.1 ft I wonder whether the Qantas group will still be paying for the new aircraft. The Qantas Group has confirmed they will be halting deliveries of new aircraft indefinitely, citing the financial uncertainty of coronavirus-related travel impacts.. Qantas Airways. As reported by Executive Traveller, there were two different mission profiles for the two aircraft. Qantas has taken delivery of its fifth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with the factory-fresh aircraft touching down in Melbourne on Sunday evening. Qantas has told Airbus and Boeing that it will not be accepting any aircraft deliveries this year, pushing its new arrivals till 2021. As it stands, the Boeing 747 fleet has been parked due to the aviation crisis, and the new routes have been put on the backburner. A Qantas spokesman confirmed to Executive Traveller that the airline has advised Airbus and Boeing it won’t be taking delivery of any new aircraft in the short term. 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