Qantas to Join Elite ‘Centennial Club’ Next Year, Introduces New Centenary Dreamliner Livery
Updated: Jan 11
This year, worldwide aviation enthusiasts celebrated the 100th anniversaries of Avianca, British Airways and KLM. Today, Qantas unveiled a special livery to commemorate their 100th anniversary in 2020.
At Boeing’s Washington State factory today, Qantas’ newest 787 Dreamliner was unveiled sporting a special livery to celebrate their 100th anniversary in November 2020. According to the Qantas Press Release, the unique livery displays every logo used by Qantas since 1920 along with a stylized ‘Qantas 100’ logo which will be used to celebrate the occasion throughout 2020. The Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service (Qantas) Boeing 787 Dreamliner, tail number VH-ZNJ has been named “Longreach” after the Queensland town that was instrumental in the airline’s founding. The aircraft will continue to undergo pre-delivery flight tests in Seattle before being delivered to Qantas next month and will be Qantas’ tenth Dreamliner. Additional photos of the Dreamliner's new livery is shown below, courtesy of Qantas.
Qantas’ newest Dreamliner will be the second aircraft to join their “Project Sunrise” research flights, with non-stop service from London to Sydney, before entering regular service with Qantas International. The Qantas-Sydney route replicates that taken by the company’s first 747-400, which took place 30 years ago. In today’s announcement, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce stated,
“The story of Qantas is the story of modern Australia, and the logos on this livery tell the story from the beginning. Our Centenary celebrations are all about honouring our past with an eye on the future, so it’s very fitting that this special livery will be worn by our newest state-of-the-art Dreamliner.”