QANTAS Airways has made this announcement:
QANTAS Airways has announced Sydney-Santiago as the next route for its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with the national carrier also adding an additional three return flights per week between the two cities.*
From late June 2020, customers travelling between Sydney and Santiago will experience the Dreamliner’s next generation Economy, Premium Economy and Business cabins.
The additional flights – which will commence at the same time – will increase flights on the route from four per week to daily, adding more than 20,000 seats each year.
The change is part of the phased delivery of the national carrier’s six additional Dreamliners, as the more efficient aircraft gradually replace the Boeing 747-400 aircraft on QANTAS’ international network by the end of 2020.
QANTAS will continue to codeshare on daily flights operated by partner airline LATAM between Sydney and Santiago. Qantas also codeshares on LATAM’s flights between Melbourne and Santiago which operate three days per week.
QANTAS currently has eight 787-9s in its fleet, with a further six arriving from October 2019, bringing the total fleet of Dreamliners to 14 in the second half of 2020.
*Changes are subject to regulatory approval.