Qantas’ Dreamliner naming competition reaches new Aussie heights

Qantas Dreamliner naming competition

How would you feel about jumping on Qantas’ next Vegemite Dreamliner? Or perhaps a Quokka 787? Well, that could certainly be a possibility as the Australian airline revealed the shortlist of 20 names that are being voted on by the public for their newest fleet of aircraft.

More than 40,000 submissions were received over the last two weeks when a call to name eight Dreamliners was made.

“There were so many great entries that truly reflected the spirit of Australia and we’re thrilled with the response,” Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said.

“It was obvious that people really put some thought into different themes we could use to name our fleet of eight new Dreamliners including famous explorers to some of their favourite Aussie sayings.”

20 names have been released with eight to be chosen by the Australian public to represent the spirit of Australia on the airline’s fleet.

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Qantas’ 20 shortlisted competition names are:

  1. Boomerang
  2. Fred Hollows
  3. Great Ocean Road
  4. Cooee
  5. Kookaburra
  6. Kokoda
  7. True blue
  8. Dreamtime
  9. Quokka
  10. Joan Sutherland
  11. Jumbuck
  12. Waltzing Matilda
  13. Uluru
  14. Great Barrier Reef
  15. Jillaroo
  16. Skippy
  17. Evonne Goolagong
  18. Vegemite
  19. Don Bradman
  20. Great Southern Land

People have shared their favourite options on Twitter, rallying support for their preferred Aussie words.

Uluru is a hot favourite for some:

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While others are enamoured by Western Australia’s Quokka:

And even though David Boon didn’t make the shortlist, he was still a favourite for some:

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Even icon spread, Vegemite, made the cut:

The final eight names will be announced on the 7th of June and votes can be lodged on the Qantas website.

Which one will you be voting for? Let us know in the comments below.

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