First Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner lands in Australia

    The first Qantas 787-9 has touched down in Sydney. Qantas will use the 236-seat Boeing to open up direct routes from Australia to Europe and North America. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the arrival of a new type of aircraft was a special time for any airline, but the capability of the Dreamliner put it in a different category.  “We’ve taken delivery of hundreds of aircraft in our 98-year history but only a few of them have been game-changers like this one. This aircraft means we can finally offer a direct link between Australia and Europe, with our Perth to London flight that starts next year. We’re looking at several other exciting route options as well.”