Jetstar receives its first Boeing 787

Boeing and Jetstar Airways have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787, the first Dreamliner delivered to an Australian carrier.

“Today is a historic milestone for the Qantas Group and Jetstar as we welcome the most advanced passenger aircraft ever constructed to the fleet,” remarked Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce. “In just 10 short years, Jetstar has grown to be the largest low-fare carrier in the Asia Pacific, carrying more than 100 million passengers. The 787 will set up the airline for another decade of growth.”

“Jetstar customers will have the chance to fly in a larger and more spacious cabin, enjoy gate to gate inflight entertainment and arrive at their destination more refreshed thanks to a lower cabin altitude to reduce the impact of jet lag,” commented Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka. “The entire Jetstar team is very excited to have the 787 take to Australia skies.”

Jetstar plans to introduce the 787 Dreamliner first on domestic routes and then its international network. The airline has a total of 14 787 Dreamliners on order and expects to fly an all-787 long-haul fleet by 2015.

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