Qantas Group's first 787 delivery is expected at the end of calendar year 2013 and the 14 aircraft, all -8 variants, will go to Jetstar, Jetstar Group CCO David Koczkar told CAPA on the sidelines of the Airline Retail Conference in Hong Kong (27-Feb-2013). The aircraft will replace Jetstar's 11 (soon to be 10) A330s on a one-for-one basis, with the last four aircraft to be used for growth. Jetstar has still yet to decide if it will base the aircraft in Australia or Singapore.
Jetstar expects first 787 at end of calendar year 2013; undecided on base
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