Jetstar's dream fleet nears completion as Sydney-Honolulu takes off
- Jetstar’s commences 787 flights on Sydney-Honolulu route
- Jetstar confirms rollout plan for remaining three 787s
- All 787 fleet for Jetstar’s long haul operations by September 2015
Jetstar’s eighth Boeing 787 Dreamliner has successfully joined its fleet and the low fares airline will this evening fly the airline’s first 787 operated service from Sydney to Honolulu.
Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said the low fares airline’s newest 787 would deliver around 20,000 extra seats a year on the Sydney-Honolulu route.
“Hawaii is one of the most popular destinations on our network and we’re delighted to offer our Sydney customers a new level of comfort with the introduction of the first 787 service on the route,” Ms Hrdlicka said.
“We’ve had great feedback on the bright spacious feel in the cabin and the gate-to-gate seat back in-flight entertainment has been a hit with our customers.”
Jetstar is two-thirds of the way through its transition to an all 787 long haul fleet and has now operated more than 4,000 passenger services with the aircraft type since its inaugural flight in November 2013.
Jetstar has today announced a number of routes which will now be operated by the 787 from later this year. The routes are:
- Melbourne – Tokyo (Narita)* – 10 July 2015 (four per week)
- Melbourne – Singapore* – 5 August 2015 (five per week)
- Melbourne – Honolulu* – 14 September 2015 (three per week)
- Brisbane – Honolulu* – 14 September 2015 (three per week)
Ms Hrdlicka said the introduction of the 787 had helped the low fares airline improve the onboard experience for customers while also significantly reducing operating costs.
“The introduction of this aircraft has fundamentally changed the economics of our long haul flying with the substantial fuel savings it delivers and will also reduce maintenance costs,” Ms Hrdlicka said.
“We’re looking forward to taking delivery of three additional 787s this year and completing the transition to an all 787 long haul fleet by September.
“This will enable us to offer a more consistent experience across our long haul international network and unlock further cost benefits to help us keep fares low for our customers.”
The delivery of the remaining 787s on order will see Jetstar offer the aircraft on all long haul routes by September 2015. Fares on 787 services are available to book at Jetstar.com from 10am today.
The Jetstar Group is one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing airline brands with one of the most extensive ranges of destinations in the region. It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. Jetstar branded carriers operate up to 5,000 flights a week to more than 85 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 37 million passengers in financial year 2017.