Qantas makes Brisbane its B787-9 hub

Qantas announced recently it would base four of its Boeing 787-9 at Brisbane International Airport, making this the official hub of the airline’s new aircraft. From 01-Sep-2018, Qantas will utilise the equipment for services from Brisbane to Los Angeles and onto New York JFK. The 787-9’s will equate to 56% of seats on the route however as the aircraft are much smaller than the current 747’s on the route, even with increasing frequencies Brisbane only stands to gain a capacity increase of 2.2%.

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