Qantas has announced it has completed its $20 million cabin refurbishment for 15 of its 20 strong Boeing 767-300ER fleet.
Features of the upgrade include a new inflight entertainment system based around streaming content to iPads available to every passenger, leather seats in business class and new carpet, lighting, curtains and cabin dividers.
Over 200 hours on content can be streamed to the iPads, with Qantas saying it plans to increase the available content further to 350 hours by the end of the year, which would comprise 20 movies, 350 TV programs and “a wide selection” of music.
When Qantas announced the upgrade program in August last year, the airline had planned to upgrade 16 767s, but this was scaled back to 15 aircraft.
The five non-upgraded 767s are due to be retired from the Qantas fleet by the end of year. The remainder of the 767 fleet will be progressively retired through to mid 2015 as Jetstar’s current A330-200 fleet is transferred to Qantas as Jetstar takes delivery of its 14 787-8s. The first Jetstar A330 is due to return to the Qantas fleet this month, taking the Qantas fleet of the type to 20.
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