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Jetstar Airways announces expanded Boeing 787 routes

Jetstar Airways (Melbourne) has announced a series of new Boeing 787 routes introducing the new type to new destinations. The 787 will be operated from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Auckland from February 26 through March 28, 2014.

Jetstar took delivery of its first 787, the pictured 787-8 VH-VKA, on October 7 and received its second in December and third in early January 2014.

Jetstar introduced the Boeing 787 from Melbourne to the Gold Coast) on November 13, 2013 (see video below).

Jetstar introduced the 787 on its first international route on December 18 between Melbourne and Denpasar, Bali. The budget airline will add the new type on the Sydney-Denpasar, Bali route next month and Sydney-Phuket, Thailand in February. The Brisbane-Denpasar, Bali route will follow on April 16.

Jetstar 787s carry 335 passengers and feature a 21 seat business class cabin and 314 seats in economy with inflight entertainment available for purchase in every seat.

The airline will have transitioned to an all 787 long haul fleet by 2015, with the Dreamliner eventually replacing all current Jetstar Airbus A330 services, including Melbourne-Phuket. The A330s will be reassigned back to parent QANTAS Airways in order to replace the Boeing 767-300s.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. The first 787-8, VH-VKA (msn 36227) arrives at the Melbourne (Tullamarine) base.

Jetstar Airways: AG Slide Show

Jetstar (Japan) logo

Routes from Melbourne:

Jetstar 12.2013 MEL Route Map

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Jetstar Airways takes delivery of its first Boeing 787

Jetstar Airways (Melbourne) and Boeing (Chicago) celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787 today, which is also the first 787 for Australia.

Jetstar’s 787 Dreamliner departed Monday morning from Boeing’s Everett, Washington delivery center en route to Melbourne, Australia where the plane will be greeted by airline employees and special guests.

Jetstar, the QANTAS Group’s low-cost brand, plans to introduce the 787 first on domestic routes and then its international network. The airline has a total of 14 787 on order and expects to fly an all-787 long-haul fleet by 2015.

Copyright Photo: Nick Dean/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured 787-8 VH-VKA (msn 36227) at Paine Field near Everett is the first 787 for Jetstar.

Jetstar Airways: AG Slide Show

Jetstar Airways celebrates its 100th aircraft with a special livery

Jetstar Airways (Australia) (Melbourne) this month celebrated reaching 100 aircraft, a milestone reflecting the impressive scale of the airline across Asia Pacific.

Since launching in 2004, Jetstar has grown from a small domestic carrier – with just 14 aircraft flying up and down the east coast of Australia – to become the fastest airline brand in Asia Pacific to grow its fleet to 100 aircraft.

Jetstar Group Chief Executive Officer Jayne Hrdlicka said this milestone was only possible because of the 400,000 passengers who choose to fly with the Jetstar Group each week.

To commemorate this milestone, Jetstar has applied a special 100th aircraft livery on its first Sharklet-equipped Airbus A320.

The livery features 132 people doing the Jetstar star jump including passengers and ambassadors from across Asia Pacific representing the five Jetstar branded airlines.

“This aircraft also celebrates the huge achievement of carrying more than 100 million passengers in our nine year history,” Ms Hrdlicka added.

“The delivery of this new A320, with its remarkable wing-tip technology, reflects our on-going commitment to invest in modern aircraft and innovation to benefit our customers.

“The distinctive wing-tips bring about higher fuel efficiencies and help us to continue to deliver everyday low fares to our customers.”

The Jetstar Group now has three aircraft fitted with the fuel saving Sharklets – one each for Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and now Jetstar Australia and New Zealand.

The Airbus A320-232 with the special 100th livery registration of VH-VFN (msn 5566) will be flown on major domestic routes and over the coming months and is expected to visit New Zealand, Singapore and Japan.

The Jetstar Group is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the QANTAS Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam and Jetstar Japan in Japan.

Subject to regulatory approval, Jetstar Hong Kong will fly to destinations in Greater China, Japan, South Korea and South East Asia later this year.

Copyright Photo: John Adlard. VH-VFN taxies at Sydney with the special celebratory photos and livery.

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Jetstar Airways (Australia): AG Slide Show

Jetstar apologizes to its NZ customers

Jetstar Airways (Jetstar.com) (Melbourne) has apologized to its New Zealand customers about its “late arrivals and poor customer service”. Jetstar started operating in NZ on June 10.

News link:

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081&sid=aRKj5v7CcdQI

Jetstar replaces JetConnect in New Zealand

 

Jetstar is using Airbus A320s in New Zealand. A320-232 VH-VQB (msn 3743) taxies at Auckland on the first day of NZ domestic operations.  Copyright Photo: Colin Hunter.

Jetstar is using Airbus A320s in New Zealand. A320-232 VH-VQB (msn 3743) taxies at Auckland on the first day of NZ domestic operations. Copyright Photo: Colin Hunter.

Jetstar Airways (Jetstar.com) (Melbourne) as planned, replaced JetConnect (QANTAS Airways) (Christchurch) on New Zealand’s domestic routes on June 10. JetConnect now fades into airline history. However there were some glitches for Jetstar’s NZ domestic introduction.

 

News Link:

www.nzherald.co.nz/marketing/news/article.cfm?c_id=14&objectid=10577712&ref=rss

Jetstar A330 makes emergency landing after fire

 

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News Link:

 

www.kuam.com/bm/news/jetstar-aircraft-makes-emergency-landing-in-guam-n.shtml?14501

Jetstar issued the following statement:

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