Every Boeing Dreamliner 787 route to and from Australia

Posted: 25 July 2018 6:38 pm

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Here are the current routes to and from Australia you can fly on a Dreamliner.

Qantas has recently announced that Sydney to Santiago will be the next route for its fleet of Dreamliners. The aircraft will be deployed on the route in late June 2020 and an additional three return flights per week will also be added, which are subject to regulatory approval.

This follows Qantas' move to add the aircraft to some San Francisco and Hong Kong routes in late 2018/early 2019.

Which routes can you fly on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Australia?

Qantas’ PR campaign might make you think it was the only airline currently flying the Dreamliner out of Australia. However, there are actually over 15 other airlines already flying from Australian airports to destinations as diverse as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Auckland, Tokyo, Vancouver, Santiago, Singapore and Delhi.

Here’s a list of the other current and announced services:


  • Perth to London
  • Melbourne to Los Angeles
  • Melbourne to San Francisco
  • Brisbane to Los Angeles
  • Sydney to San Francisco (From 4 December 2019)
  • Brisbane to Hong Kong
  • Sydney to Hong Kong
  • Sydney to Santiago (From late June 2020)


  • Brisbane to Bali (Denpasar)
  • Cairns to Osaka
  • Cairns to Tokyo (Narita)
  • Gold Coast to Tokyo (Narita)
  • Melbourne to Bangkok
  • Melbourne to Bali (Denpasar)
  • Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Melbourne to Honolulu
  • Melbourne to Phuket
  • Melbourne to Singapore
  • Melbourne to Zhengzhou
  • Sydney to Bali (Denpasar)
  • Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Sydney to Honolulu
  • Sydney to Phuket

Air New Zealand

  • Sydney to Auckland
  • Perth to Auckland
  • Adelaide to Auckland
  • Sydney to Rarotonga

United Airlines

  • Sydney to Houston
  • Sydney to Los Angeles
  • Melbourne to Los Angeles
  • Sydney to San Francisco


  • Gold Coast to Singapore
  • Sydney to Singapore
  • Perth to Singapore
  • Melbourne to Singapore


  • Sydney to Fuzhou
  • Sydney to Xiamen
  • Melbourne to Xiamen

Vietnam Airlines

  • Sydney to Hanoi
  • Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City

Japan Airlines

  • Sydney to Tokyo (Narita)
  • Melbourne to Tokyo (Narita)

Air Canada

  • Brisbane to Vancouver
  • Melbourne to Vancouver

Air India

  • Sydney to Delhi
  • Melbourne to Delhi

American Airlines

  • Sydney to Los Angeles

All Nippon Airways (ANA)

  • Sydney to Tokyo (Haneda)


  • Brisbane to Abu Dhabi
  • Melbourne to Abu Dhabi


  • Sydney to Auckland
  • Melbourne to Santiago

Royal Brunei

  • Melbourne to Brunei International

Singapore Airlines

  • Perth to Singapore

Thai Airways

  • Brisbane to Bangkok

Source: FlightRadar, FlightAware

Have we missed any? Let us know below and we’ll add it in!

Why all the hype about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner?

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has a number of features to make travellers excited. Without going into the technical details, the Dreamliner:

  • Has the largest windows of any comparable aircraft
  • Is quieter than comparable planes
  • Can reduce jet lag
  • Has a lower cabin pressure and higher humidity (less fatigue and headaches)
  • Is more fuel-efficient
  • Can be used for longer routes (such as Perth to London or Newark to Singapore)

What’s the difference between the 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10?

One of the major differences between the 787 variants is the size. The 787-8 is the smallest of the three with the smallest seat capacity, with the planes increasing in size and seating capacity as you go from 787-9 to 787-10.

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