Qantas to rejuvenate its fleet

Qantas have announced an upgrade to its entire fleet, in a bid to improve on its share of the Asian market.

As well as a revamp of their A330's, Qantas will also order in new 737-800's. The move means that the current boeing 767's in use, will go into retirement.

The makeover will include an upgrade of the inflight entertainment system and a spruce up of the economy cabin, including a lie-flat premium seat, that chief executive Alan Joyce described as "the best seat product, in the world."

The refurbish is part of a move by Qantas to simplify the aircrafts, giving more flexibility to the carrier, making planes capable of servicing both domestic and Asian routes.

"The refurbished aircraft will give Qantas International a truly world-class product in global aviation's most dynamic and competitive market. Growing with Asia is a major priority for the Qantas group and this investment underpins our commitment to the region."

The airline has experienced almost 5 times the amount of bookings to European destinations since recently ditching the old Kangaroo route and forming a new alliance with Emirates. Macquarie Equities have predicted that the allegiance could produce a gain of up to $240 million.

Those planning on heading overseas and trying out the new refurbished planes should check the latest exchange rates and pre organise their travel money before heading abroad.

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