Melbourne,
12
September
2014
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04:00
Australia/Melbourne

Hang ten, Jetstar to start Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights to Hawaii

Jetstar customers winging their way to Hawaii will be able to experience the comfort and innovation of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on all flights departing Sydney from 19 February 2015. The Sydney – Honolulu service will become Jetstar’s 10th route operated by the 787 and comes at the airline celebrates a new milestone with the aircraft.

Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO David Hall said the aircraft had provided a step change for the airline in reducing costs and ensuring a superior customer experience.

“We have taken delivery of seven B787 aircraft and now operate the type to 10 different ports on our network. It’s a credit to everyone at our airline as we’ve now reached more than 10,000 Jetstar flying hours,” Mr Hall said.

We are thrilled to be the first airline to announce scheduled 787 operations to Hawaii
Jetstar Australia and New Zealand CEO David Hall

“We are thrilled to be the first airline to announce scheduled 787 operations to Hawaii. We expect to have operated more than 2000 revenue flights by the end of the Christmas/New Year holiday peak as this aircraft becomes the mainstay of our long haul fleet.

“As we move to an all 787 fleet the cost efficiencies of the aircraft will be fully realised positioning our long haul low fares network for the future and enabling the return of A330s to Qantas."

Jetstar flies to Honolulu six times a week from Sydney and three times a week from Melbourne. And from 18 December Jetstar will operate three flights a week between Brisbane and Honolulu*.

* Flights subject to government and regulatory approval.