Australia’s Qantas Airways is considering Beijing, Seoul, Delhi, Mumbai and Tokyo’s airport Haneda as prospective destinations for its Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
Qantas has acknowledged that it has noticed an increase in destinations to Asia. The airlines admitted that it is closely examining the gradual increase in the destinations and the Group’s B787-9 as alternatives in the region might as well signal that some of the Dreamliner flights might be with Jetstar.
Despite the recent battery issues, the first fourteen Boeing 787s of Jetstar are expected to arrive in Q3 of 2013 with an additional fifty jets obtainable if Qantas confirms the selection orders with Boeing that are starting in 2016.
Increase in Asian destinations follows expanded network within Asia through the local partners like China Eastern, Cathay Pacific, Jet Airways, Japan Airlines and Malaysia Airlines. These airlines along with Korean partner Asiana may have larger presence in the cities Qantas is viewing for its 787s, reported ausbt.com.
Qantas has today announced its latest Asian strategy that boosts services from Brisbane and sees retimed flights from Sydney and Melbourne.