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Jetstar’s receives first 787, to be deployed from Melbourne to Gold Coast and Cairns

9-Oct-2013 10:19 AM

Jetstar received (08-Oct-2013) its first of 14 Boeing 787-8 following an official handover ceremony at Boeing’s Everett plant in Seattle attended by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka. Mr Joyce said, “Jetstar revolutionised long-haul low fares travel and today that continues with the introduction of the 787, an aircraft that burns 20 per cent less fuel and gives passengers a more comfortable flying experience.” Ms Hrdlicka said, “We will introduce the 787 on services from Melbourne to the Gold Coast and Melbourne to Cairns for just over four weeks before we launch international services towards the end of the year.” Jetstar’s 335-seat 787s-8s will feature a 21 seat business class cabin and a 314-seat economy class cabin. Qantas Group has options and purchase rights for up to 50 787-8s and 787-9s available from 2016.  [more - original PR]