Qantas Unveils 100th Anniversary Dreamliner Livery

Qantas Unveils 100th Anniversary Dreamliner LiveryQantas is turning 99 years old next month. To celebrate the airline’s entry into its 100th year, it has painted its brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in a special centenary livery.

VH-ZNJ, named “Longreach”, is Qantas’ tenth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. It will be delivered to the airline this week and, as it makes its way to Australia, will fly non-stop from New York to Sydney – a world first for any commercial airline. This will be the first of three Qantas Project Sunrise test flights.

Qantas 100th Anniversary Livery

The Qantas Dreamliner centenary livery features “100” in large letters towards the front of the fuselage. A display of the Qantas brand evolution is visible on the side of the plane, with each of Qantas’ old logos painted on.

Qantas centenary livery

Qantas centenary liveryThe Qantas 100th anniversary livery doesn’t look too bad. But unfortunately for Qantas, the reaction from AFF members so far has been a little… underwhelming…

Yawn

Exciting it is not.

They should have just done another indigenous artwork plane, they look incredible. Its not offensive just a bit boring.

Other special Qantas liveries

In the past, Qantas has painted its aircraft with a variety of special liveries, including some iconic Aboriginal artwork.

Qantas' iconic Wunala Dreaming 747 livery
Qantas’ iconic Wunala Dreaming 747 livery

Qantas currently has two aircraft – a Boeing 787-9 and a Boeing 737-800 – painted in Indigenous liveries.

Qantas Dreamliner VH-ZND
Qantas Dreamliner VH-ZND

There are also two “Retro Roo” Boeing 737s taking to the skies in retro Qantas liveries from the past.

Qantas "Retro Roo" Boeing 737-800s
Qantas “Retro Roo” Boeing 737-800s

Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: VH-ZNJ -10th 787 QF Dreamliner

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