Every Boeing 787 Dreamliner route to and from Australia

Here's a list of all the ways you can find yourself aboard the Dreamliner for your next trip to or from Australia.

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Boeing's 787 Dreamliner aircraft are some of the most modern and most well-liked planes currently gracing the skies. As more are made, the 787s are filling new routes for airlines all over the world and are replacing older, less-efficient aircraft on major long-haul routes.

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

At the time of writing (December 2019), 17 airlines fly their Dreamliners into Australia, with at least one of them flying into every state except Tasmania. And if you want to hop on a Dreamliner, there are more than 50 routes flying to everywhere from Tokyo to Santiago for you to take your pick from. One particularly noteworthy route is Qantas' daily Melbourne-Perth-London service (though some passengers from Melbourne won't get the 787 for the whole journey).

Here's a full list of current and announced services using the plane. You can search for flights from a particular city or on a specific airline by typing the name in the Search box below.

Airline Flight # (inbound) Flight # (outbound) Route Frequency (per week) Variant
Air Canada AC35 AC36 Brisbane - Vancouver Daily 787-8
Air Canada AC37 AC38 Melbourne - Vancouver Four 787-9
Air India AI302 AI301 Sydney - Delhi Six 787-8
Air India AI308 AI309 Melbourne - Delhi Three 787-8
Air New Zealand NZ105 NZ106 Sydney - Auckland Daily* 787-9
Air New Zealand NZ101 NZ102 Sydney - Auckland Daily* 787-9
Air New Zealand NZ191 NZ192 Adelaide - Auckland Five 787-9
American Airlines AA73 AA72 Sydney - Los Angeles Daily 787-9
ANA NH879 NH880 Sydney - Tokyo (Haneda) Daily 787-9
ANA NH881 NH882 Perth - Tokyo (Narita) Daily 787-9
Etihad Airways EY484 EY485 Brisbane - Abu Dhabi Daily 787-9
Etihad Airways EY462 EY463 Melbourne - Abu Dhabi Daily 787-9
JAL JL771 JL772 Sydney - Tokyo (Narita) Daily 787-9
JAL JL773 JL774 Melbourne - Tokyo (Narita) Daily 787-8
Jetstar JQ38 JQ37 Sydney - Denpasar (Bali) Daily 787-8
Jetstar JQ4 JQ3 Sydney - Honolulu Four 787-8
Jetstar JQ58 JQ57 Brisbane - Denpasar (Bali) Daily 787-8
Jetstar JQ12 JQ11 Gold Coast - Tokyo (Narita) Daily 787-8
Jetstar JQ16 JQ15 Cairns - Osaka Daily 787-8
Jetstar JQ26 JQ25 Cairns - Tokyo (Narita) Daily 787-8
Jetstar JQ2 JQ1 Melbourne - Honolulu Three 787-8
Jetstar JQ64 JQ63 Melbourne - Ho Chi Minh City Three 787-8
Jetstar JQ44 JQ43 Melbourne - Denpasar (Bali) Daily 787-8
Jetstar JQ36 JQ35 Melbourne - Denpasar (Bali) Daily 787-8
Jetstar JQ30 JQ29 Melbourne - Bangkok Three 787-8
Jetstar JQ18 JQ17 Melbourne - Phuket Five 787-8
Jetstar JQ28 JQ27 Sydney - Phuket Three 787-8
Korean Air KE123 KE124 Brisbane - Seoul Daily 787-9
LATAM LA805 LA804 Melbourne - Santiago Three 787-8
LATAM LA803 LA802 Sydney - Santiago Three 787-9
LATAM LA801 LA800 Sydney - Auckland - Santiago Three 787-9
Qantas (Announced) (Announced) Brisbane - Chicago Four 787-9
Qantas (Announced) (Announced) Brisbane - San Francisco Three 787-9
Qantas (Announced) (Announced) Sydney - Santiago Daily* 787-9
Qantas QF30 QF29 Melbourne - Hong Kong Daily 787-9
Qantas QF10 QF9 Perth - London Daily 787-9
Qantas QF74 QF73 Sydney - San Francisco Daily 787-9
Qantas QF16 QF15 Brisbane - Los Angeles Daily 787-9
Qantas QF10 QF9 Melbourne - Perth Daily* 787-9
Qantas QF50 QF49 Melbourne - San Francisco Four 787-9
Royal Brunei Airlines BI5 BI6 Melbourne - Brunei Daily 787-8
Scoot TR12 TR13 Sydney - Singapore Four 787-8/787-9
Scoot TR6 TR7 Gold Coast - Singapore Four 787-8/787-9
Scoot TR10 TR11 Perth - Singapore Two 787-9
Scoot TR16 TR17 Perth - Singapore Daily* 787-8/787-9
Scoot TR24 TR25 Melbourne - Singapore Daily 787-8/787-9
Shanghai Airlines MU735 MU736 Sydney - Shanghai Daily 787-9
Shanghai Airlines MU737 MU738 Melbourne - Shanghai Daily 787-9
Singapore Airlines SQ215 SQ216 Perth - Singapore Daily 787-10
Singapore Airlines SQ225 SQ226 Perth - Singapore Daily 787-10
United Airlines UA101 UA100 Sydney - Houston Daily 787-9
United Airlines UA839 UA842 Sydney - Los Angeles Daily 787-9
United Airlines UA98 UA99 Melbourne - Los Angeles Daily 787-9
Vietnam Airlines VN773 VN772 Sydney - Ho Chi Minh City Daily 787-9
Vietnam Airlines VN787 VN786 Sydney - Hanoi Three 787-9
Xiamen Air MF801 MF802 Sydney - Xiamen Four 787-8
Xiamen Air MF803 MF804 Melbourne - Xiamen Three 787-8
Xiamen Air MF807 MF808 Sydney - Fuzhou Three 787-8

Source: Flightradar24, FlightAware
* Flights with an asterisk next to them in the frequency column only operate with the 787 on some days.

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

If you're planning on packing your bags and taking to the skies, make sure you're getting the plane you want when you book. Schedules can change and aircraft can switch around, so double-check to avoid being disappointed.

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Will more Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes be added?

As airlines add more and more of the new planes to their fleets, we're bound to see more services open up using the 787 in Australia.

Carriers that already use the Dreamliner to fly into Australia, like United and Singapore Airlines, are still waiting to get their hands on more 787-10s, so it's possible that we'll see more routes open up from them as their fleets grow.

Why all the hype about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner?

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

  • The largest windows of any comparable aircraft
  • Quieter than comparable planes
  • Reduces jet lag
  • Lower cabin pressure and higher humidity level (which can mean less fatigue and fewer headaches)
  • More fuel-efficient
  • Can be used for longer routes (such as Perth to London)

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 planes increasing in size and seating capacity as you go up to the 787-9 and 787-10.

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