Australia's flagship airline Qantas International has unveiled its first Dreamliner aircraft, which has been hailed as a 'game-changer' for the brand.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft is set to offer a new luxury travel experience to tourists and business travellers alike. These planes are significantly more spacious than other Qantas models and have fewer passenger seats, providing travellers with a more exclusive flight experience.
The Dreamliner is also quieter and more fuel-efficient, so passengers can be assured that they are travelling long-haul in one of the greenest ways possible.
Alan Joyce, chief executive officer of the Qantas Group, commented: "The 787 is a game-changer. From the distance it's able to fly, to the attention to detail we've put into the cabin design, it will reshape what people come to expect from international travel.
"The Dreamliner makes routes like Perth to London possible, which will be the first direct air link Australia has ever had with Europe."
This is expected to encourage more travel and stronger connections between business partners in Australia and Europe.
Other features of the new aircraft include enhanced in-flight entertainment systems, spacious personal storage areas and carefully-designed lighting.
Hours of thought and design have even gone into the cutlery, crockery and glassware that passengers will be provided with alongside their in-flight meals, which weighs an average of 11 per cent less than the kitchenware typically used on planes, contributing to the Dreamliner's greater energy efficiency levels.
Mr Joyce added that Qantas has worked closely with a range of specialists based at the University of Sydney, including sleep experts and dieticians, ahead of the Dreamliner's official launch to ensure passengers' wellbeing is at the centre of every single detail on the aircraft.
The Qantas Dreamliner will embark on its first flight between Melbourne and Los Angeles in December this year, with the Perth to London route set to be added in March 2018. There is also talk of flights from Brisbane being added to its schedule in the near future.