All 30 of Qantas’ A330s will be upgraded with Business Suites in a 1-2-1 layout with fully flat beds and direct aisle access from every seat. Ten A330-300s for Qantas International will feature new Economy seats and 20 A330-200s for Qantas Domestic will see their Economy seats refurbished.The 5 "new" Boeing 717s being delivered to Qantas will operate as a dedicated sub-fleet on the Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane-Canberra routes and will feature a business class cabin and iPad entertainment in every seat.
“These dedicated B717 aircraft will offer excellent levels of comfort, entertainment, food and wine, delivering on our commitment to continually improve our service,” said Mr Joyce.Other fleet announcements include the major announcement that as the Jetstar A330s return to Qantas Domestic coupled with further Boeing 737-800s the entire Qantas Boeing 767 fleet will be retired by mid 2015.
The five new QantasLink B717s, announced in January this year, will be introduced to the domestic fleet during FY14. Qantas Domestic’s 13 other B717s are also being upgraded with new interiors in an all-economy configuration.
- Bombardier Q400 - 3 more to arrive in 1st half of FY14
- Boeing 717 - sub-fleet to be delivered during FY14 with business class
- Boeing 737-400 - all to be retired in FY14
- Boeing 737-800 - four to be delivered in FY14, 5 to be delivered in FY15
- Boeing 767-300 - all to be retired by mid 2015
- Boeing 787-8 - 1st to be delivered in Sept & in service in Nov, 2 further to be delivered by December
- Boeing 747-400 - 2 to be retired in FY14 as underperforming Frankfurt route is cut
- Airbus A330 - all will be upgraded with new seats, JQ's A330s will transfer to QF domestic as 787-8s arrive
Read more on the fleet changes at the Qantas News Room HERE
- Download the Qantas B717 pdf fact sheet HERE
- Download the Qantas A330 pdf fact sheet HERE