Qantas will refresh 16 Boeing 767 (B767) aircraft with new interiors and individual in-flight entertainment as part of wider investment in the domestic customer experience.
Qantas Domestic Chief Executive Officer Lyell Strambi said customers travelling on Qantas’ B767 fleet will now enjoy new cabin interiors and in-flight entertainment (IFE) streamed direct to iPads in every seat.
“Following the successful trial of our QStreaming service this year, we will partner with Panasonic to provide over 200 hours of on-demand IFE content via iPads to every passenger in Business and Economy travelling on our B767 fleet,” said Mr Strambi said.
“Our customers were the first in the world to experience the ground-breaking wi-fi entertainment technology and we received great feedback from our customers during the trial this year.”
”We’re now looking at ways to evolve this technology platform even further with our partner Panasonic to bring new standards of in-flight entertainment to our customers.
“We will also refresh the fleet’s cabin interiors with a contemporary design that includes leather seat covers in Business and a new look and feel in the Economy cabin. Other enhancements include new carpet, lighting, curtains and dividers.”
The first of 16 aircraft to be refreshed will enter into service in October.
In addition to new aircraft deliveries (one A330 and two B737-800s this year), the B767 refresh forms part of a wider strategic investment across the domestic customer experience including enhancements to ground operations and further upgrades to other domestic aircraft over the next few years.