Qantas To Receive 737-800

Qantas is to receive its 68th next generation 737-800 this week as it continues its fleet renewal programme. The carrier has taken delivery of 123 new aircraft in just over four years and now has a fleet of 314 aircraft. Its average passenger aircraft age is 7.9 years – its lowest level since privatisation. Qantas' domestic CEO, Lyell Strambi, said the 737 is "a major draw card for our customers. In fact, this year customer satisfaction with our aircraft has reached a record high. We also know that by simplifying our fleet and making better use of the increased flexibility and higher frequencies that an aircraft like the Boeing 737 provides, we can remain the airline of choice for domestic travellers." Qantas will take delivery of seven additional 737-800 aircraft between now and the end of 2014.

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