Fleet Developments

Investments and upgrades to make sure we have the right aircraft for you

As Australia's largest airline, we're investing to ensure that the fleet that carries you to your destination remains one of the most advanced in the world.

Over the next 10 years, the Qantas Group has committed capital investment worth around US$17 billion* in more fuel efficient, next generation aircraft, such as the Airbus A380, Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A320 neo.

Fleet renewal will offer the greatest benefits to fuel efficiency in the long run by replacing older aircraft with new more fuel-efficient aircraft.

From Australia's largest domestic wide bodied fleet to our award winning premium product on international routes, we've got the right aircraft in the right places for you.

Highlights of our fleet include:

  • World's Best Premium Economy Class at 2012 World Airline Awards and Best Airline Premium Economy at the 2012 Business Traveller Asia Pacific Awards
  • One of the world's top First Class Cabins on our award winning A380.
  • The largest fleet of wide bodied aircraft of any carrier in the domestic market.
  • Upgraded A330s from late 2014
  • Upgraded 747s delivering a world class Business Class.
  • Brand new B737-800s on our Trans-Tasman route.
  • The fastest turbo props of any airline in regional Australia.

Find out more about our fleet, including recent developments and seat maps using the aircraft links. You can also read the stories behind our flying art.

Our award winning flagship aircraft

Qantas now has 12 A380-800 aircraft operating on selected flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Dubai and London, with 8 to be delivered by Airbus.

Discover the future of travel on our multi-award winning aircraft, featuring an extraordinary First, Business and Premium Class experience and our most comfortable Economy seat ever. It's also cleaner, quieter and more efficient than ever before.

Discover the Qantas A380.

New Interiors for A330s

From late 2014, Qantas will reconfigure the interior of 10 Airbus A330-300s and 20 A330-200s will be upgraded with Business Suites in a 1-2-1 layout with fully flat beds and direct aisle access from every seat, refreshed economy cabin and a new inflight entertainment offering.

The A330-300s will operate between Australia and Asia, while the A330-200s operate on domestic routes between the east coast and Perth - enabling the retirement of our Boeing 767s.

All passengers travelling on our newly reconfigured International A330 will enjoy individual on-demand inflight entertainment screens in every newly designed seat. The Domestic A330s will have either the individual on-demand inflight entertainment screens or inflight entertainment streamed direct to iPads in every seat featuring Qantas Qstreaming.* It's part of our commitment to be the best airline for business and premium travellers.

Read more about the A330-200.

* Schedule is subject to change without notice

We have selected the Boeing 787 as the cornerstone of our domestic and international fleet renewal program. The Qantas Group has firm orders for 14 Boeing 787-8 aircraft and 50 option/purchase right orders for 787-9 aircraft. The first Dreamliner arrived in October 2013.

Next generation Boeing 737-800

By the end of 2013 Qantas will operate 32 new aircraft configured with 12 Business and 156 Economy. These aircraft will operate both Tasman and domestic services.

These new aircraft feature a state-of-the-art, on-demand inflight entertainment system from Panasonic in both Business and Economy, and seating designed by Marc Newson.

Selected aircraft will also feature the Boeing Sky Interior which, with enlarged window surrounds, a contemporary coloured cabin interior and LED mood lighting, will enhance the sense of spaciousness on your journey.

In late 2013, QantasLink will offer a premium inflight experience on five B717 aircraft including Business Class and inflight entertainment for all passengers. The new aircraft will roll out on services between Canberra and Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane.

QantasLink B717s were recently refreshed with new ergonomically designed seats, featuring adjustable headrests, and restyled cabins.

QantasLink has a further 13 Boeing 717-200, 115 seat aircraft operating on routes in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and North Queensland. The aircraft are being operated by National Jet Systems as part of an ongoing agreement.

Interior of the Bombardier Q400

Qantas fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft for its QantasLink regional operations has grown to 30 aircraft with one more additional aircraft to arrive in 2014. Of this fleet Qantaslink will have 10 which are The NextGen version of this aircraft featuring upgraded cabin interiors and larger overhead compartments.

This will grow the QantasLink turboprop fleet to 52 aircraft and represents an substantial investment in regional operations that allows QantasLink to increase capacity on existing routes and investigate further network growth opportunities.

Compared to its predecessor, the Q400 reduces travel times by up to 20 percent, offering passengers a jet-like travelling experience through improved performance, cabin noise suppression and passenger comfort. These aircraft are central to QantasLink's growth strategy in regional Australia.

*At list prices