Qantas has told Airbus and Boeing that it will not be accepting any aircraft deliveries this year, pushing its new arrivals till 2021. David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis. Photo: Getty Images VH-ZNN quietly ferried to Victorville. Financial prudence trumps factory-fresh planes as Qantas charts a course to, and through, air travel's uncertain future. Didn’t receive an activation email? parties. 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Qantas will be taking delivery of their first of eight Boeing 787-9 aircraft in about a year, which they’ll eventually use to replace their existing 747 aircraft. Here are delivery dates for the first Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Qantas Airways is accelerating deliveries of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners it has ordered so it can retire five older 747s from its international fleet sooner than planned. Please Support us by turning off your adblocker. This route is currently served by Jetstar’s Boeing 787-8 fleet, which could be redeployed to destinations such as Hawaii or Japan. Qantas has brought forward the delivery of its second tranche of Boeing 787s, with all four of the Dreamliners now taking wing in the second half of 2018 to allow the launch of a second non-stop route … This Dreamliner delivery in stark contrast to other 787-9 deliveries The under the radar delivery of VH-ZNN is in stark contrast to the hoopla surrounding earlier deliveries of the Dreamliners at Qantas. Find out what makes the Qantas Dreamliner 787-9 the most advanced long-haul aircraft of its type anywhere in the world, flying non-stop from Perth to London. Find out more about the Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Watch a time-lapse video of the Dreamliner being assembled at the Boeing factory in Seattle Opens external site in a new window Seat maps Here's why airlines overbook Finally, after 97 years, Australian airline Qantas gets to fly the way it's always wanted. Hi Guest, join in the discussion on Qantas hits pause on new Boeing 787, Airbus A321neo jets, Executive Traveller is published by Business Travel Media Pty Ltd, a corporate authorised credit representative (#515763) of MGS FINANCIAL PTY LIMITED (#337568). Up close with Qantas' brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner taking off from Melbourne Airport! 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