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Longreach receives Dreamliner honour

Published: 17th June 2019

In a tribute to its Western Queensland roots, Qantas confirmed today that one of its new 787 Dreamliner aircraft to be delivered later this year will be named Longreach.

“As we count down to our centenary and retire our extended range 747 aircraft, which all feature the iconic Longreach name, we’re proud to continue its legacy on one of our new 787s.  Queensland is a pivotal part of our history and an important part of our identity,” said Mr Joyce.

Mr Joyce was speaking in Brisbane at the announcement of direct Dreamliner services to San Francisco and Chicago. The new routes, to be operated by Qantas’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, are expected to launch by the end of April 2020 and will add more than 170,000 seats across the Pacific each year.

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