FleetA Boeing 747-400 at Singapore Changi Airport in 2011 An Airbus A330-300 at Singapore Changi Airport in 2011 A Boeing 737-800 at Melbourne Airport in 2010 A Boeing 767-300ER at Sydney Airport in 2005
As of October 2012 the Qantas mainline fleet consists of the following aircraft:
|Boeing 737-400||12||—||—||20||—||120||140||phasing out from 2013|
|Boeing 737-800||54||19||—||12||—||156||168||Replacement of 737-400|
|Boeing 747-400||19||—||14||66||40||187||307||Phasing out from 2013
Replacement aircraft: Airbus A380
|Boeing 747-400ER||6||—||14||66||40||187||307||To be replaced by A380s from 2018|
* First Class and Premium Economy offered on select aircraft.
As of October 2012 Qantas and its subsidiaries operate 305 aircraft, which includes 68 aircraft by Jetstar Airways, 61 by the various QantasLink-branded airlines, eight by Jetconnect, 15 by Network Aviation, four by Express Freighters Australia and four by Qantas Freight.
On 22 August 2012, Qantas announced that due to losses and to conserve capital, it has cancelled its 35-aircraft 787-9 order while keeping the 15-aircraft 787-8 order (currently allocated to Jetstar Airways) and moving forward 50 purchase rights.
Qantas has named its aircraft since 1926. Themes have included Greek gods, stars, people in Australian aviation history, and Australian birds. Since 1959, the majority of Qantas aircraft have been named after Australian cities. The Airbus A380 series, the flagship of the airline, is named after Australian aviation pioneers, with the first A380 named Nancy-Bird Walton.
Qantas has one Boeing 737-800 painted in an Australian Aboriginal art scheme: Yananyi Dreaming, this 737 carries a livery designed by Australian Aborigines. Boeing 747-400ER VH-OEJ wore the "Wunala Dreaming" paint scheme, but it was repainted in the current mainline Qantas livery in January 2012. There was previously a third livery Nalanji Dreaming used on a Boeing 747–300 but this aircraft has been stored at Avalon Airport since 2007 with the livery painted out and used for parts. Qantas has stated that a new aboriginal livery will be applied to one of its aircraft by the end of 2012.
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