QANTAS Group ceo Alan Joyce has confirmed the company has let one of its 15 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner options lapse, the Reuters has reported.
A decision on some of the other 787-9 options would be made in the near future.
Speaking in Singapore yesterday, Joyce said Qantas was currently examining whether to take more 787-9s than its eight firm orders.
With 99 Airbus A320neo family aircraft also on order, the carrier is evaluating if its budget offshoot Jetstar needs the larger and longer range A321neo variant.
The potential Airbus shuffle would pave the way for Jetstar to switch out 787-8s currently used on routes such as Sydney-Denpasar (Bali), to A321neos, thereby freeing up Qantas Grp’s original Dreamliner variant for other destinations in the region.
MEANWHILE, QF has a sale on Tasman routes priced from $229 one-way, on sale until tomorrow.