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Jetstar 787s to fly the Tasman over summer

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 30, 2015

Jetstar 787-8, VH-VKI, at Melbourne Airport on February 8 2015. (Victor Pody)
Jetstar 787-8, VH-VKI, at Melbourne Airport on February 8 2015. (Victor Pody)

Jetstar says it will deploy Boeing 787-8 widebodies across the Tasman for seven weeks over the busy summer holidays.

The Qantas-owned low-cost carrier says the Dreamliner is scheduled to fly on Mondays on the Melbourne-Auckland and Auckland-Sydney routes from the middle of December 2015 to the end of January 2016.

Jetstar, which took delivery of its first Dreamliner in October 2013, currently had 10 787-8s in its fleet. The final airframe was due to join the fleet by September.

The airline used the 787-8 across the Tasman shortly after introducing the aircraft into its fleet, with three times a week service on the Melbourne-Auckland route during February/March 2014 to build crew experience on the new Boeing twinjet..

Meanwhile, Jetstar is also adding extra flights from Australia to Queenstown and Christchurch over the coming Christmas/New Year period.

“Queenstown is truly a year-round holiday destination and we’re recognising that by adding a significant number of extra seats this summer,” Jetstar head of New Zealand Grant Kerr said in a statement on Thursday.

“This complements the additional flying we added during the ski season this year.”

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Comment (1)

  • Jarden

    says:

    They are also starting 3 per week Wellington to Dunedin A320 service in October 2015.

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