Already this month, the low-cost carrier has deployed the new twin-aisle aircraft on its six weekly flights between Sydney and Honolulu. And this summer it will start operating the Dreamliner on four more routes: Melbourne–Tokyo, Melbourne-Singapore, Melbourne-Honolulu and Brisbane-Honolulu.
This expansion comes as Jetstar prepares to transition to an all Boeing 787 fleet for its long-haul operations by September 2015.
“We’ve had great feedback from our customers travelling on the 787 across our international network – the bright spacious feel in the cabin and the gate-to-gate seat back in-flight entertainment has been a hit,” said Jetstar’s group CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka.
“We’re excited for more of our customers to enjoy this in-flight experience to Australia, whether travelling direct from Singapore or connecting from more than 20 destinations across Asia with Jetstar Asia.”
Jetstar’s 335-seat, two-class B787s will be rolled out on the Melbourne-Tokyo Narita route from 10 July 2015, operating four times a week. Then from 5 August the aircraft will start flying five times a week between Melbourne and Singapore.
The expansion will conclude on 14 September, when Jetstar deploys the Dreamliner on six weekly flights to Honolulu – three from Melbourne and three from Brisbane.
This means that by the end of September 2015, all of Jetstar’s long-haul operations will be operated by the Dreamliner, replacing the airline’s old fleet of Airbus A330s. In total Jetstar has ordered 14 B787s.