QANTAS today confirmed an order for eight Boeing 787-9s, with four to arrive in the 2017-2018 financial year and four to arrive in the 2018-2019 financial year. This represents three aircraft which are a conversion of Boeing 787-8s originally destined for Jetstar and five conversions of previously held options into firm orders. The aircraft will be used to replace the five remaining non-ER Boeing 747-400s and for network growth. QANTAS have indicated the aircraft will be configured for around 250 seats meaning the increase of capacity over the five Boeing 747-400s will only be in the region of 210 seats,