19-Aug-2009 8:47 AM

Qantas Group to lease four more A330s for Jetstar's long-haul expansion

Qantas Group announced (19-Aug-2009) plans to add four additional A330-200s on six-year leases, to allow for Jetstar's long haul international growth. Jetstar currently operates a fleet of six A330-200s. This will increase to seven in Dec-2009 and grow to 11 with the delivery of the new two-class, 303-seat aircraft. The first of the aircraft is to be delivered in Nov-2010. The Group is also considering a fifth leased A330-200, also for operation by Jetstar. [more]

Qantas Group: "A key component of the Group's growth strategy is its significant fleet renewal program. We currently have more than 160 aircraft on order over the next 10 years, including 50 Boeing 787s for operation by both Jetstar and Qantas. B787 program delays mean we have had to consider medium term options to support new long haul market opportunities for Jetstar." Alan Joyce, CEO. Source: Qantas, 19-Aug-09.

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