The announcement comes on the heels of the airlines’ announcement that they posted a $256 million loss for the year ended June 30.
“The B787 is an excellent aircraft and remains an important part of our future,” Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce said in a statement. “However, circumstances have changed significantly since our order several years ago.”
Qantas still has an order for 15 of the original Dreamliner model, the 787-8. Those planes are slated to go to Jetstar, which is Qantas’ subsidiary carrier that will fly Asian regional routes.
QA also deferred delivery of two Airbus A380 Superjumbo jets by three and four years.