Jetstar, the low-cost subsidiary of Australian airline Qantas, has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Jetstar’s first Dreamliner flights will operate between Melbourne and the airports in the Gold Coast and Cairns. International flights using the Dreamliner are expected to commence before the end of the year, according to Jetstar’s CEO.
The airline will introduce the 787s progressively on its international network, replacing its Airbus A330 aircraft on routes linking Australia with Hawaii, Phuket, Bali and Japan.
The airline’s Dreamliners will seat 335 with 21 passengers in business class and 314 in economy and offer in-flight entertainment at each seat.
Jetstar has ordered a total of 14 Dreamliner aircraft.