The first QANTAS Boeing 787 Dreamliner service from Australia to Hong Kong took off on December 13, marking the first destination in Asia to be served by the airline’s Boeing 787-9.
QF29 pushed back from Melbourne just after 10 am in the morning and arrived in Hong Kong at 4.15pm (local time).
The launch follows the arrival of QANTAS’ eighth Dreamliner in November, joining the national carrier’s A330 and A380 aircraft that also fly to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong joins Los Angeles, New York, London and San Francisco as international destinations served by the QANTAS Dreamliner, as the more efficient aircraft gradually replaces the 747 on key routes.
QANTAS has also re-timed one of its two daily flights from Sydney to Hong Kong from March 31, 2019, offering customers the choice of a midday or evening departure from Sydney.
QF117 will operate overnight and arrive into Hong Kong in the morning, providing more options for onward connections to other destinations in Asia, including those operated by QANTAS’ new codeshare partner Cathay Pacific.
QANTAS’ Dreamliner carries 236 passengers across three cabins. It features the latest version of the airline’s Business Suite, nicknamed “mini First Class” by some frequent flyers, as well as a next generation Premium Economy seat and a significantly improved Economy seat with extra storage compartments and more legroom.
QANTAS operates 28 flights per week to Hong Kong from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.