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Jetstar to refresh 787s from 2025

written by Jake Nelson | November 10, 2023

The new livery for Jetstar 787s, to roll out from 2025. (Image: Jetstar)

Jetstar is overhauling its international 787 fleet, including new cabins and a livery update to match the A321neo.

Economy and business class cabins will both receive new seating, with business class seats to double from 21 to 44. The airline will also install onboard Wi-Fi and a lie-flat crew rest area, freeing up to eight business and economy seats for passengers.

The current seating will be replaced with ergonomic designs by RECAERO Aircraft Seating, with the economy seats featuring seat-back device holders, charging outlets, and six-way headrests, while business will also have device holders, power, and headrests, plus a “generous recline”.

To make room for the extra business seats, the total seats across the whole aircraft will drop from 335 to 325. There will also be “new ways” for customers, including Club Jetstar members, to book business-class seats.

Additionally, seat-back screens will be removed to reduce weight and fuel burn, to be replaced by the device holders with in-flight wi-fi.


“This multi-million-dollar fleet revamp will allow us to offer our customers more choice, comfort and amenities when flying longer distances internationally,” said Jetstar CEO Stephanie Tully.

“Our existing 787 business class offering is extremely popular, so we’re doubling the number of business class seats, and to keep customers connected in the air, we’re introducing on-board Wi-Fi.

“The new crew rest areas mean our crew will be able to get the rest they need to operate longer flights, unlocking the possibility of exciting new destinations like Sri Lanka and India.”

The overhaul to each of Jetstar’s 11 787 aircraft will be carried out during scheduled maintenance starting in 2025.

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