From late June 2020, customers travelling between Sydney and Santiago will experience the Dreamliner’s next generation Economy, Premium Economy and Business cabins.
The additional flights – which will commence at the same time – will increase flights on the route from four per week to daily, adding more than 20,000 seats each year.
Qantas’ Business Class cabin on the Boeing 787 is one the best in the sky, as WAYFARER host James Wilkinson explores in the video above
The change is part of the phased delivery of the national carrier’s six additional Dreamliners, as the more efficient aircraft gradually replace the Boeing 747 aircraft on Qantas’ international network by the end of 2020.
Qantas International Acting CEO, Naren Kumar, said the introduction of the Dreamliner was an exciting change for the airline’s customers travelling to the South American gateway.
“Our Dreamliner has been extremely popular with customers, so we’re pleased to give those travelling between Australia and South America the opportunity to experience it,” Kumar said.
Qantas’ impressive Business Class cabin on the Dreamliner is known as a ‘mini first class’ and the Boeing 787-9 inflight (lead image)
“Customer feedback on the cabin environment, from the seats to the anti-jetlag measures continues to exceed our expectations. We are also the only airline to offer Premium Economy between Sydney and Santiago, which is very popular on all flights.
“We launched our direct service from Sydney to Santiago in 2012 and the demand from Australians and South Americans has given us confidence to add even more flights on the route,” he said.
Beyond Santiago, customers can connect to LATAM’s network with Qantas codeshare services to six countries and 14 destinations across South America, including Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil; Bogota, Colombia; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Lima, Peru; and Montevideo, Uruguay.
Expect top cuisine in Business Class on the Qantas Boeing 787
Qantas will continue to codeshare on daily flights operated by partner airline LATAM between Sydney and Santiago. Qantas also codeshares on LATAM’s flights between Melbourne and Santiago which operate three days per week.
Qantas currently has eight Boeing 787-9s in its fleet, with a further six arriving from October 2019, bringing the total fleet of Dreamliners to 14 in the second half of 2020.
Qantas’ Dreamliner carries 236 passengers across three cabins. It features the latest version of the airline’s Business Suite, as well as a next generation Premium Economy seat and a significantly improved Economy seat with extra storage compartments and more legroom.