Jetstar will upgrade its existing Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet in a multi-million-dollar investment to provide more inflight comfort and choice and new low-cost travel options for medium- to long-haul flights to potential new destinations such as Africa.
Due to commence progressively from late 2025, the upgrade will include a revamp of Jetstar’s economy and business class cabins with new seating, the introduction of onboard Wi-Fi and lie-flat crew rest areas to facilitate flying on greater distances.
The business class offering will also more than double in response to growing premium demand, increasing from 21 seats to 44.
To accommodate the extra business seats, the total number of seats across the aircraft (business and economy) will drop by 10 to 325.
The new crew rest beds will make up to eight business and economy seats, which are currently reserved for crew rest, available for customers to book.
To date, Jetstar’s 787s have operated more than 54,000 flights to international destinations such as Bali, Honolulu, Tokyo, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok.
Unlocking new destinations
Jetstar Group CEO Stephanie Tully said the fleet upgrade, which includes updated livery and a reduction in overall aircraft weight and fuel burn for sustainable travel, will significantly enhance the medium- to long-haul flying experience.
“This multi-million-dollar fleet revamp will allow us to offer our customers more choice, comfort and amenities when flying longer distances internationally,” she said.
“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.”
For more info, head to jetstar.com
Share this story