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Quick Question, how many Qantas Boeing 787-9s are assigned to each route? Thanks.
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MEL-PER-LHR (x2 Aircraft)
MEL-LAX (2 weekly)/SFO (4 weekly) (x2 Aircraft)
- 4 Aircraft out of BNE
BNE-LAX-JFK (x2 Aircraft)
BNE-SFO (x3 weekly)/ORD* (x4 weekly)
- 4 Aircraft out of MEL
SYD-SFO (x2 aircraft)
SYD-AKL (x1 aircraft)
- 3 Aircraft out of SYD
*ORD is replacing the current x3 weekly BNE-LAX (QF55/56) from March
Thanks DanV, another question how many aircraft are assigned to SYD-HKG and how many aircraft will be assigned to SYD-SCL when it starts?
The 789s aren't currently on SYD-HKG and are instead on MEL-HKG (QF29/30) on days when a aircraft is not required out of MEL or BNE.
SYD-SCL will require 2 aircraft, so I would assume they're waiting for the next delivery sometime later this year before starting SCL. I would assume it'll replace the current SYD-AKL runs.
Thanks once again, last question, The MEL-HKG flights (QF29/30) Boeing 787-9 is rostered on for 7 days a week. How are they getting the aircraft for this?
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The SYD-AKL-SYD rotation operates between the aircraft arriving from and departing to SFO again. So only two aircraft are needed out of SYD, allowing for daily MEL-HKG.
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DanV it is not quite that clean as time (around 7 hours) is spent on the ground in London and the same in New York. Closer to 2.5 planes for each. But the (implied) point they work them hard is true.
There's some swapping of the 789s on the HKG route. Late Feb to end of March the 789 will be swapping from MEL-HKG (QF29/30) to BNE-HKG (QF97/98). The A330 currently used on BNE-HKG will be moved to MEL-HKG.
In addition both MEL-HKG and BNE-HKG will be cut back from daily to x5 weekly due to the virus going around.
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