Jetstar Airways 787 director Mark Dal Pra stated the low-cost carrier plans to launch its new Boeing 787 on routes currently serviced by A320 aircraft in Nov-2013 (Australian Business Traveller, 04-Jun-2013). Mr Pra noted routes from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to the Gold Coast and Cairns “are currently being considered” for the aircraft. Mr Pra stated the aircraft will accommodate 335 passengers, with 21 in business class and 314 in economy. Recaro business class seats will be arranged in a 2-3-2 configuration, while Pinnacle economy seats will be arranged in a 3-3-3 layout. Mr Pra stated Jetstar plans to place the aircraft on international routes in Dec-2013. The aircraft will offer Panasonic’s eX2 inflight entertainment system in every seat.
Jetstar plans to launch new Boeing 787 initially on current A320 network
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