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Boeing and Jetstar celebrate delivery of first 787 for Australia

8-Oct-2013 8:00 AM

Jetstar Airways and Boeing celebrated (07-Oct-2013) the delivery of the carrier’s first 787 on 07-Oct-2013, which is also the first 787 for AustraliaQantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said, "Today is a historic milestone for the Qantas Group and Jetstar as we welcome the most advanced passenger aircraft ever constructed to the fleet. In just 10 short years, Jetstar has grown to be the largest low fares carrier in the Asia Pacific, carrying more than 100 million passengers. The 787 will set up the airline for another decade of growth.” Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner said, “We’re proud to deliver the revolutionary 787 Dreamliner to our partners at Jetstar. The 787s unmatched fuel efficiency will give Jetstar an advantage in the marketplace and its passengers will travel with the world’s most advanced in-flight experience.” Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said, “Jetstar customers will have the chance to fly in a larger and more spacious cabin, enjoy gate to gate in-flight entertainment and arrive at their destination more refreshed thanks to a lower cabin altitude to reduce the impact of jet lag. The entire Jetstar team is very excited to have the 787 take to Australia skies.” Jetstar plans to introduce the 787 first on domestic routes and then its international network. The airline has a total of 14 787s on order and expects to fly an all-787 long-haul fleet by 2015 [more - original PR]