Refreshed Qantas B767 fleet takes to the sky

Refreshed Qantas B767 fleet takes to the sky

Qantas has completed the final Boeing 767 (B767) interior upgrade concluding the $20 million program to refresh 15 aircraft.

Undertaken as part of a wider investment in Qantas’ domestic customer experience, the refurbished fleet now offers contemporary interior designs with leather seats in Business, in-flight entertainment for all passengers and new carpet, lighting, curtains and dividers.

Flying to a range of destinations including Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Canberra, Adelaide and Cairns,  the upgraded B767 fleet looks and feels like new and delivers an enhanced in-flight entertainment offering. There is also an upgraded Boeing 767 operating on flights to Honolulu.

Qantas Domestic Chief Executive Officer Lyell Strambi said Qantas was committed to providing its customers with the best travel experience.

“Passengers travelling on Qantas’ fleet of Boeing 767 aircraft can enjoy updated cabin interiors and in-flight entertainment streamed direct to iPads in every seat,” Mr Strambi said.

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“We have partnered with Panasonic to provide over 200 hours of on-demand In-flight Entertainment content across Business and Economy.

“We plan to increase this content even further to up to 350 hours by the end of the year, giving customers 20 movies, 350 TV programs and a wide selection of music to choose from.”

Mr Strambi said feedback from customers had been very positive already.

“We are always working hard to maintain our reputation as best for business and premium travel,” he said.

“Our customers wanted greater comfort, better on board entertainment and a more modern design; our multi-million dollar investment in upgrading the fleet has delivered on this.

“Customer feedback has shown great support for the introduction of iPads. Passengers have been very impressed with the variety of in-flight entertainment that is provided on each flight.”

Qantas’ wide-bodied domestic fleet is made up of B767s and Airbus A330s. Qantas will take delivery of its 20th A330 this month and progressively the fleet of A330s will grow until the eventual retirement of all domestic B767s by mid-2015. The five Qantas B767s not included in the refresh program will be retired by the end of this year.